Administration doubles down on eliminating regulations

The President’s has issued another executive order on, among other things, the elimination of regulations and issuing new regulations. Unless prohibited by law, whenever an executive department or agency publicly proposes for notice and comment or otherwise promulgates a new regulation, it must identify at least two existing regulations to be repealed. For fiscal year 2017, which is in progress, the heads of all agencies are directed that the total incremental cost of all new regulations, including repealed regulations, to be finalized this year shall be no greater than zero, unless otherwise required by law or consistent with advice provided in writing by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The full text of the Executive Order is reproduced in this Report in the New Developments at ¶9525. (Executive Order, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, January 30, 2017.)

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