The article discusses the role of agency rulemaking in presidential, judicial, and congressional transitions in the U.S. government. Topics include the rulemaking process, statistics regarding midnight regulations before political transitions, and withdrawals of rulemaking in presidential transitions of presidents such as George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan as well as members of Congress and the Judiciary. It is suggested that political transitions are used to make public policy.

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