Trump and GOP would seek to unravel administrative state after years of Biden-era rulemaking

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CEI’s Wayne Crews is cited in the Washington Examiner on unraveling the administrative state:

“They’ve got to flood the zone,” said Wayne Crews, vice president for policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, about the current push. “But they have to get it all in by a certain date, or otherwise it would be subject to being overturned in a potential new administration.”

Crews said Trump’s team has likely begun planning to begin reversing course on Biden-era rulemaking on the first day of his presidency.

“Every president always freezes proposed rules,” Crews told the Washington Examiner. “That’s No. 1. So the first thing Trump would do is freeze rules.”

Crews said Trump is also expected to restore his executive order that required that, for every single new rule or regulation, two old regulations on the books must be eliminated.

Congress is teeing up a whole slate of legislation designed to target the administrative state if Trump is able to win power. Crews said that if Republicans win the trifecta of House, Senate, and the White House, it will probably mark the biggest rework of the administrative state in recent history.

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