President Trump Issues Regulatory Reform Executive Order

Calls for Removal of Two Old Rules for Every New Rule
President Trump this week issued an executive order requiring two regulations to come off the books for each new one issued, allowing agencies to offset the cost of new regulations by eliminating existing ones. However, it is unclear how this executive order will be implemented. The Administrative Procedures Act (APA)—the law governing the regulatory process—requires a number of steps that agencies must undertake to remove—or even tweak—an existing regulation. Agencies may be subject to court challenges during the course of repealing regulations under the APA if they fail to meet various legal criteria.
AGC will continue to review this executive order and others issued to date. For more AGC analysis on President Trump’s executive actions, click here.
For more information, please contact Jimmy Christianson at christiansonj@agc.org or (703) 837-5325.


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