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Economy & Jobs

President Trump Eliminates Job-Killing Regulations

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“Any regulation that is outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers, or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped.” – Donald J. Trump

On Monday, President Donald J. Trump signed four bills under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), in one of the few times the CRA has been used to cancel Federal regulations. Enacted in 1996, the CRA has been used to cancel a Federal regulation just once. With yesterday’s actions, President Trump will have used this tool six times to eliminate unnecessary, burdensome, and job-killing rules.

  • House Joint Resolution 37 will roll back the “blacklisting” rule that empowers big law firms to get rich by suing American companies and workers who contract with the Federal Government.
  • House Joint Resolution 44 removes the Bureau of Land Management’s “Planning 2.0” rule to prevent further centralization of Federal land management decisions at the expense of local citizens.
  • House Joint Resolutions 57 and 58 eliminate layers of bureaucracy that could have cost State and local school systems millions of dollars, while encouraging freedom and innovation in our schools.