An excerpt from a May 2, 2014 Bloomberg BNA story:

Cause of Action, a conservative government accountability group, is asking the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to force the Internal Revenue Service to declare that its proposed rule on limiting the political activities of Section 501(c)(4) organizations is “a significant regulatory action” under an executive order signed by President Barack Obama.


Executive Order 13563, signed by Obama in January 2011, says that in deciding whether and how to regulate, federal agencies should assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives–including the alternative of not regulating. The order affirms and builds on Executive Order 12866 signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993 .


Cause of Action said the Office of Management and Budget is attempting to “game the system” by saying the executive orders don’t apply to the 501(c)(4) rules.