from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See regulation.
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- n. A legally enforceable order, decree, or regulation issued on the authority of the head of the executive branch of government.
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As an interim measure to manage a burgeoning legitimate alcohol industry, by executive order under the National Industrial Recovery Act, President Franklin Roosevelt established the Federal Alcohol Control Administration FACA.
Despite initial claims by Attorney General John Ashcroft that Lindh would be charged with conspiracy to kill Americans, the eventual plea agreement that the government reached with him was only that he had provided “services” to the Taliban contravening the 1999 Clinton executive order that had slapped sanctions on them.
On the way to lunch, I stopped in a room in the Capitol called the President’s Room and performed my first official act as president: I signed an executive order removing price controls on oil and gasoline, my first effort to liberate the economy from excess government regulation.
On April 15, 1941, FDR issued an executive order authorizing US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps officers to voluntarily serve with the Flying Tigers Air Force, led by former US Army Air Corps Colonel Claire Chennault.
Soon after, in 1993 President Clinton signed an executive order that created the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council to the EPA.151 So by then, there was solid evidence of a racial bias in the choice of locations for polluting and hazardous facilities; there was a growing broad-based movement for environmental justice; and there was a presidential executive order and a special advisory council to the national Environmental Protection Agency.