When he’s able to accomplish things without having to work with a do-nothing Congress it has to be said that Donald Trump is doing just that. No other president in the modern era has done more to push back against jobs-killing federal regulations than he has.
President Trump is keeping his promise to cut regulations and is on a course to top former President Reagan’s record of slashing the mountain of red tape created by Jimmy Carter, according to two independent reports.
…And American Action Forumsaid that the Trump administration has saved $560 million by cutting regulations and meeting its promise to eliminate two old rules for every new one.
“As the Trump Administration transitions into the new fiscal year and next phase of Executive Order 13,771, it can reasonably claim net regulatory savings of roughly $560 million under the EO’s first phase. There have been some new regulatory costs, but activity on that front remains at a historically low level,” said American Action’s Dan Goldbeck.
CEI Vice President Clyde Wayne Crews added, “It took a few years for Ronald Reagan to achieve his ultimate, one-third reduction in Federal Register pages following Jimmy Carter’s then-record Federal Register. So by this metric, Trump is moving much faster.”