Trump Continues On Path To Eliminate Regulations
On Friday President Trump signed another executive order, this one aimed at eliminating unnecessary regulations. Trump says the order would create jobs by repealing and simplifying existing regulations.
“Excessive regulation is killing jobs driving companies out of the country like never before,” Trump said. “This executive order is one of many ways we’re going to get real results when it comes to eliminating job-killing regulations.”
The executive order requires federal agencies to appoint a regulatory reform officer within 60 days. One of their job responsibilities would be to enforce existing executive orders that aim to exert White House control over increasingly complicated agency regulations. These existing executive orders do not all come from the Trump White House. At least one comes from President Obama and one from President Clinton, both aimed at reducing unnecessary regulations.
Trump said every new and existing regulation should be able to pass a simple test: “Does it make life better or safer for American workers and consumers? If the answer is no, we will be getting rid of it and getting rid of it quickly.”