Executive Order Makes Deregulations Permanent

Order will cut much bureaucratic red tape.

On Tuesday, President Trump announced he had signed a new executive order that aims to make hundreds of deregulations permanent in the age of coronavirus.  His order would amount to a massive overhaul of regulatory policy.

“We’ve done far more regulation cutting than any president in history,” he said at a Cabinet meeting ahead of signing the order.

The executive order tells regulatory agencies to look at more than 600 regulatory actions—mostly deregulations, but also regulations and guidance—taken during the coronavirus pandemic and inform the White House which ones should be made permanent.

“We had cases where it would take 20 years to build a highway, you had to go through various agencies to get the same permit,” the president said.

The Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought said, “If a bureaucratic rule needs to be suspended during a time of crisis to help the American people, we should ask ourselves if it makes sense to keep it at all.” He added, “Typically when our country has faced a crisis, Washington responds by grabbing more power. President Trump understands that to get the economy moving, the power needs to be given back to the people and entrepreneur.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the various bureaucratic agencies of the government to review regulations that have been suspended during the coronavirus pandemic to assess if they should be maintained.
  • For President Trump and his efforts to restart the American economy by cutting through red tape.

Sources: Fox News, The Hill


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