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Obama Chief of Staff puts a stop to pending Bush regulations

President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel issued a government-wide directive Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN)- President Obama has wasted no time handling the Bush administration's unfinished business.

White House officials tell CNN Obama Chief Staff of Staff Rahm Emanuel sent a memo Tuesday to all agencies and departments of the federal government. The memo halts further consideration of pending regulations throughout the government until a legal and policy review can be conducted by the Obama administration.