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  • 11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days

    04/23/2017 3:10:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 04/23/2017 | Rachel del Guidice
    As President Donald Trump reaches his 100th day in the White House on April 29, he will have worked with Congress to rescind more regulations using the Congressional Review Act than any other president. “We’re excited about what we’re doing so far. We’ve done more than that’s ever been done in the history of Congress with the CRA,” Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., told The Daily Signal in an interview, referring to the law called the Congressional Review Act. The Congressional Review Act, the tool Trump and lawmakers are using, allows Congress to repeal executive branch regulations. Once the House and...
  • Presidential Executive Order on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

    04/22/2017 8:45:32 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 6 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | April 21, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - IDENTIFYING AND REDUCING TAX REGULATORY BURDENS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The Federal tax system should be simple, fair, efficient, and pro-growth. The purposes of tax regulations should be to bring clarity to the already complex Internal Revenue Code (title 26, United States Code) and to provide useful guidance to taxpayers. Contrary to these purposes, numerous tax regulations issued over the last several years have effectively increased...
  • Trump Starts Taking Steps to Dismantle Obama-Era Financial Regulations

    04/21/2017 7:08:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Fortune ^ | Apr. 21, 2017 | AP
    Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially revamp or eliminate fundamental elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms passed in the wake of the Great Recession. "This is really the beginning of a whole new way of life that this country hasn't seen in really many, many years," the president said before signing the measures...
  • Trump's Use of the Congressional Review Act Is a Legislative Milestone

    04/15/2017 9:11:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump promised to roll back federal regulations. And at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February, chief strategist Steve Bannon said that the goal of the administration was the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Trump has delivered on those pledges, signing over a dozen laws reversing Obama-era regulations, marking the most substantial legislative achievement of his first 100 days in office. Politico has downplayed Trump’s slew of repeal laws, describing them as “the only substantive bills Trump has signed so far.” And, in keeping with a media-wide effort to separate Trump from his...
  • The pizza gestapo are coming: Obamacare's disastrous new food regulation set to take effect

    04/09/2017 6:02:24 AM PDT · by Twotone · 68 replies
    Convention of States ^ | April 5, 2017 | Staff
    The pizza gestapo are coming, according to a new report from the National Review. A little-known provision in the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is about to come into effect, and it could sink pizza franchises nationwide. The regulation would require restaurant chains with twenty or more locations to post nutritional information for every item on the menu and every variation of item on the menu. Domino’s executives figured out that there are over 34 million different combinations of toppings for their pizzas. That’s a big sign -- and an expensive one. Domino’s are owned and operated by individual businesspeople,...
  • Lawsuit Over Sidewalks Could Cost Seattle Millions

    04/03/2017 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The city of Seattle is headed toward a federal court settlement that could cost millions of dollars to make sidewalks and curb ramps moreusable for people with wheelchairs and other mobility issues. Three men with disabilities sued the city in 2015 to force the city to make upgrades. They alleged the city was violating federal law because many sidewalks didn't have curb ramps that were accessible. Linda Dardarian, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, told the Times that negotiations were "fruitful and ongoing," and that she hoped for a resolution by this summer. Seattle has been working to improve sidewalks for...
  • New York, other states take on Trump over energy efficiency

    04/03/2017 1:14:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Jonathan Stempel
    A coalition of U.S. states has mounted a broad legal challenge against what it called the Trump administration's illegal suspension of rules to improve the energy efficiency of ceiling fans, portable air conditioners and other products. The challenge, also joined by environmental groups, came after the U.S. Department of Energy last month delayed standards proposed under the Obama administration to reduce air pollution and operating costs associated with the products. Ten Democratic attorneys general, plus New York City and a Pennsylvania regulator, on Monday notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry of their plan to sue in 60 days for stalling proposed...
  • President Trump Signs 4 New Bills Eliminating Obama-era Regulations

    03/27/2017 5:23:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Washington D.C. – President Trump signed four new bills today eliminating Obama-era regulations. The Resolutions of Disapproval utilize the Congressional Review Act to roll back regulations in education, land use and federal purchasing. Previously President Trump has signed three other bills under the Congressional Review Act, bringing the total to seven. Fox News: “President Trump signed 4 bills into law today, These are not executive orders, folks. These are bills. In the Oval Office, the President signed laws, among them eliminating Obama-era regulations relating to federal contractors, land management, and teachers.” JUST IN: President #Trump signs four new laws eliminating...
  • Discounting Away the Social Cost of Carbon: The Fast Lane to Undoing Obama’s Climate Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | March 15, 2017 | David Middleton
    Guest post by David Middleton Trump to Drop Climate Change From Environmental Reviews, Source Says by Jennifer A Dlouhy March 14, 2017, 1:06 PM CDT Directive to reverse Obama-era mandate for agency actions Clean Power Plan, methane rules and coal halt also addressed President Donald Trump is set to sign a sweeping directive to dramatically shrink the role climate change plays in decisions across the government, ranging from appliance standards to pipeline approvals, according to a person familiar with the administration’s plan.The order, which could be signed this week, goes far beyond a targeted assault on Obama-era measures blocking coal...
  • The Social Cost of Carbon Regulations

    03/18/2017 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program calls energy “central to poverty reduction.” And International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol notes that “coal is raising living standards and lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.” In fact, all fossil fuels are doing so.  Indeed, fossil fuels created the modern world and the housing, transportation, other...
  • Trump agency heads already rolling back Obama-era rules on their own

    03/08/2017 3:26:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 8, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump’s newly installed agency heads are starting to take a lead role unraveling a web of Obama-era regulations, acting alongside congressional Republicans and the president himself to roll back rules they claim hurt business or simply go too far. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was the latest to peel back red tape. On his first day of work, for which he arrived Teddy Roosevelt-style on horseback, Zinke ended a ban on lead bullets and fishing tackle on federal lands and water. The ban was imposed to protect animals from lead poisoning, but had been criticized by the National Rifle Association...
  • Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Miners and More

    03/05/2017 6:28:26 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2017 | ERIC LIPTON and BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    Telecommunications giants like Verizon and AT&T will not have to take “reasonable measures” to ensure that their customers’ Social Security numbers, web browsing history and other personal information are not stolen or accidentally released. Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase will not be punished, at least for now, for not collecting extra money from customers to cover potential losses from certain kinds of high-risk trades that helped unleash the 2008 financial crisis. And Social Security Administration data will no longer be used to try to block individuals with disabling mental health issues from buying handguns, nor will...
  • Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

    03/04/2017 4:22:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, according to people familiar with the matter, essentially marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more electric cars. The announcement — which is expected as soon as Tuesday and will be made jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, and the transportation secretary, Elaine L. Chao — will immediately start to undo one of former President Barack Obama’s most significant environmental legacies. During the same week, and possibly on the same day,...
  • Can Trump Slay The Regulatory Beast? Other Presidents Tried And Failed

    03/02/2017 4:06:51 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/2/2017 | Staff
    Economy: One part of President Trump's address to Congress that deserves more attention than it got was his discussion of federal regulations. The growing and largely unaccountable regulatory state is the biggest problem the economy faces today. Reining it in will take true grit and determination. In his speech, Trump announced that he has "undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job-crushing regulations, creating a deregulation task force inside of every government agency. And we're imposing a new rule which mandates that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated." This is welcome news for anyone who...
  • Trump's Executive Order Could Result in Zero Net Regulatory Costs This Fiscal Year

    03/01/2017 4:01:08 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 3 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-01-2017 | Tim Brown
    According to a report that's out, President Donald Trump's executive order that eliminates two regulations for every new rule imposed could result in zero net regulatory costs this fiscal year. On Tuesday, the American Action Forum released a report titled "Getting to $0" demonstrating how Executive Order 13771, using 2006 as a model, could result in zero net regulatory costs for the current fiscal year. The report, written by Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at the American Action Forum, claims that EO's on regulation and the Congressional Review Act could bring regulatory costs to $0 by October 1, 2017.  Contrast...
  • Report: Trump Executive Order Could Lead to $0 in Net Regulatory Cost This Year

    02/28/2017 9:47:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    President Donald Trump's executive order to eliminate two regulations for every new rule could result in zero net regulatory costs this fiscal year, a stunning shift in regulatory policy from the previous Obama administration. The American Action Forum released a report Tuesday showing how Executive Order 13771 could significantly roll back regulatory burdens, using 2006 as a model. The "Getting to $0" report written by Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at the American Action Forum, finds that through the executive orders on regulation and the Congressional Review Act, the administration could reduce net regulatory costs to zero by Oct....
  • As Trump Unmuzzles the American Economy, Rosy Scenario Will Become Economic Reality

    02/25/2017 7:01:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/24/2017 | Larry Kudlow
    Virtually the whole world is beating up on the Trump administration for daring to predict that low marginal tax rates, regulatory rollbacks, and the repeal of Obamacare will generate 3 to 3.5 percent economic growth in the years ahead. In a CNBC interview last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held the line on this forecast. He also argued the need for dynamic budget scoring to capture the effects of faster growth. Good for him. But what’s so interesting about all the economic-growth naysaying today is that President Obama’s first budget forecast roughly eight years ago was much rosier than...
  • The Latest: Trump signs another order to reduce regulation

    02/24/2017 9:46:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    AP/KSL ^ | Feb 24th, 2017
    <p>12:25 p.m.</p> <p>President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order taking aim at government regulations.</p> <p>The president says the order will direct each federal agency to establish a regulatory reform task force. The task forces will then recommend which regulations they can simplify or eliminate.</p>
  • Trump goes hunting for 'job-killing regulations'

    02/24/2017 12:41:11 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 02/24/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Establishes task forces to seek out, eliminate nearly $1 trillion in Obama red tape After he already warned federal regulators to be prepared to eliminate two regulations for every new one they propose, President Trump on Friday launched a full-scale hunt to identify and remove unneeded federal rules and requirements that hinder business. Estimating that the 3,000 new regulations imposed on American business by the Obama administration have cost of $873 billion, Trump on Friday signed an executive order that calls on all executive agencies to form a task force to examine their regulations. He was flanked by about a...
  • “Protections” Is the New Liberal Word for Regulations

    Remember George Lakoff (rhymes with)? He was a wordsmith for Democrat Party. This goes back to the Clinton years, and this is a guy that had meetings with Democrats to tell them what words to use in public. “Protections” is the new word for “regulations.” Where they always used to talk about “regulations,” the Democrats are now supposed to talk about “protections.” Be it in housing, be it in any kind of business, be it environmental, it’s all now gonna be called “protections.” And right there it is (shuffling paper), in the New York Times: “President Trump appears on the...