Trump living up to anti-regulation rhetoric

The Packer cites Senior fellow Clyde Wayne Crews on regulations.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has put some stats together that said the Trump Administration’s has cut back  Federal Register rulemaking by quite a bit this year.

In a blog post titled “Red Tape Rollback: Trump Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan,” author Clyde Wayne Crews outlines three main ways that Trump is cutting the red tape.

First, Trump issued an executive order in January, requiring agencies to cut two rules for every new regulation adopted. He also said that net new regulatory costs were to be zero.

Trump also issued a Reorganization Executive Order that requires the Office of Management and  Budget to submit a plan aimed at reducing the size of federal agencies.

According to Crews, a memorandum from the new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs asks agencies to propose a net reduction in total incremental regulatory costs for fiscal year 2018.

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