“Recognizing that excessive government regulation plays a major role in stifling economic growth while inflicting disproportionate harm on the multitude of small businesses that are the engine of job creation within the American economy, President Trump came to office in January 2017 on a platform of “deconstructing the administrative [i.e., regulatory] state.”
So begins the column published on MHProNews, written by Mark Weiss, JD, the President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform.
“Consistent with this pledge, the Trump Administration, in rapid succession, took specific actions designed to slow, halt and, eventually, reverse the growth of the federal regulatory monster,” Weiss says.
He elaborated by saying that, “Among other things, the new Administration:
(1) imposed a “regulatory freeze” order on January 20, 2017, requiring that any new “regulatory action” by a federal Executive Branch agency be approved by an agency head or designee appointed by President Trump;
(2) issued Executive Order (EO) 13771 on January 30, 2017, requiring, among other things, that any federal agency proposing a new regulation for notice and comment “identify at least two existing regulations to be repealed;” and, most significantly,
(3) issued EO 13777 on February 24, 2017, stating “It is the policy of the United States to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people,” while establishing a process for agency review, modification, and/or repeal of existing regulations that “eliminate jobs or inhibit job creation, are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective, or impose costs that exceed benefits.”
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