Budget Counsel Reference Directory

Executive Orders

Summary

Executive orders and proclamations are directives or actions by the President. When they are founded on the authority of the President derived from the Constitution or statute, they may have the force and effect of law . . . . In the narrower sense Executive orders and proclamations are written documents denoted as such . . . . Executive orders are generally directed to, and govern actions by, Government officials and agencies. They usually affect private individuals only indirectly. Proclamations in most instances affect primarily the activities of private individuals. Since the President has no power or authority over individual citizens and their rights except where he is granted such power and authority by a provision in the Constitution or by statute. The President’s proclamations are not legally binding and are at best hortatory unless based on such grants of authority. The difference between Executive orders and proclamations is more one of form than of substance .

(Summary from House Committee on Government Operations, Executive Orders and Proclamations: A Study of a Use of Presidential Powers, 85th Congress, 1st Session, (Committee Print) 1957)


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Executive Order 10253 of June 11, 1951

Providing for the Improvement of the Work of Federal Executive Agencies with Respect to Statistical Information


Executive Order  11845 of March 24, 1975 

Delegating certain reporting functions to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget

  • Signed: March 24, 1975
  • Federal Register page and date: 40 FR 13299; March 26, 1975
  • Amended by: EO 12608, September 9, 1987 

Executive Order 12013 of October 7, 1977 

Relating to the Transfer of Certain Statistical Policy Functions


Executive Order 12318 of Aug. 21, 1981

Statistical policy functions

  • Executive Order 12318 of Aug. 21, 1981 appears at 46 FR 42833, 3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 173

Executive Order 12608 of September 9, 1987 

Elimination of unnecessary Executive orders and technical amendments to others

  • Signed: September 9, 1987
  • Federal Register: 52 FR 34617; September 14, 1987
  • Revokes: [Omitted]
  • Amends Executive Order 11845, March 24, 1975;

Note: E.O. 12608 amended and revoked  numerous Executive Orders spanning the period from  1939 through 1981.


Executive Order 12857 of August 4, 1993

Budget Control


Executive Order 12858 of August 4, 1993

  • Federal Register: Vol. 58, No. 150
  • Friday, August 6, 1993
  • Deficit Reduction Fund

Executive Order 12861 of September 11, 1993

Elimination of One-Half of Executive Branch Internal Regula- tions
  • Federal Register, Vol. 58, No. 176, Tuesday, September 14, 1993
  • FR Citation: 58 FR 48255

Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993

Regulatory Planning and Review

  • Federal Register: Vol. 58, No. 190 Monday, October 4, 1993
  • FR Citation: 58 FR 51735

 Executive Order 13037 of March 3, 1997

Commission to Study Capital Budgeting

  • Signed: March 3, 1997
  • Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 44 Thursday, March 6, 1997

Executive Order 13066 of October 29, 1997

Amendment to Executive Order 13037, Commission To Study Capital Budgeting

  • Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 211 Friday, October 31, 1997
  • FR Doc. 97–29126

Executive Order 13108 of December 11, 1998

Further Amendment to Executive Order 13037, Commission To Study Capital Budgeting

  • Federal Register,  Vol. 63, No. 240, Tuesday, December 15, 1998
  • FR Doc. 98–33382

Executive Order 13126 of June 12, 1999

Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (99–15491)

  • Federal Register/Vol. 64, No. 115/Wednesday, June 16, 1999
  • FR Doc. 99–15491
  • Note: Appropriations bills have limited spending pursuant to EO 13126. See the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2018.

Executive Order 13138 of September 30, 1999

Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees (99-25958)


Executive Order 13450 of November 13, 2007

Improving Government Program Performance

  • Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 220 Thursday, November 15, 2007
  • FR Doc. 07–5726

Federal Register Links to Executive Orders

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