For the State of the Union 2018, CEI presents a round-up of what Trump might say, what he should say, and how members of both parties can work together to accomplish something valuable for the American people.
Rollbacks of federal regulation are a main element of the Trump administration’s economic recipe and deserve credit. It’s highly likely that the loosening of red tape will be highlighted in the State of the Union speech.
Congress needs to ask the Government Accountability Office to provide a list of agency guidance documents that were properly submitted
for review for purposes of the Congressional Review Act.
Instead, there have been recent letters inquiring if a particular guidance document counted as a “rules” and thus should have been submitted.
Let’s step back a bit.
Even when an administration tries to cut regulation, the number of rules from hundreds of federal agencies will vastly outstrip the number of laws Congress passes.
There are thousands of federal rules and regulations every year, in every administration.
We got a reprieve from Washington’s big government ways in 2017.
Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Editor Richard Morrison delivered these opening remarks at CEI’s recent policy panel event, “The Future of the Executive Branch,” on Wednesday, November 15th.
Competitive Enterprise Institute Vice President for Stategy Iain Murray delivered these remarks at CEI’s recent policy panel discussion, “The Future of the Executive Branch,” on Wednesday, November 15th. For more details on and video of the event, see here.