Reason covers year-end analyses of deregulation under President Trump.
As the year closed out last week, the deregulators over at the Competitive Enterprise Institute took a look at the final page- and regulation-count in the 2017 Federal Register. This is what they found:
The calendar year concluded with 61,950 pages in the Federal Register […]
This is the lowest count since 1993's 61,166 pages. That was Bill Clinton's first year, and his own lowest-ever count.
A year ago, Obama set the all-time Federal Register page record with 95,894 pages.
Trump's Federal Register is a 35 percent drop from Obama's record, set last year.
Bush and Reagan had lower Federal Register page counts than Trump; but every president since has easily outstripped Trump. […]
[T]he Federal Register closed out with 3,281 final rules within its pages.
This is the lowest count since records began being kept in the mid-1970s.
Read the full article at Reason.