Washington, DC - "An ever-growing maze of regulations, rules, restrictions has cost our country trillions and trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, countless American factories, and devastated many industries." ~ President Donald J. Trump
ENDING OVERREGULATION: President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his promise to get rid of unnecessary, outdated, and duplicative regulations.
- The Trump Administration is releasing findings that show the President’s regulatory reform efforts saved American families and business owners $23 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2018.
- This progress builds on the Administration’s significant regulatory reforms in FY 2017.
- President Trump’s historic regulatory reform is a complete change in direction, with Americans actually seeing an overall decrease in regulatory burdens.
- The Administration issued 176 deregulatory actions last year, eliminating 12 regulations for every new one according to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
- The President has again exceeded his pledge to cut two regulations across the year for every new one.
- Since taking office, President Trump’s efforts have achieved $33 billion in regulatory savings.
- In a stark contrast, President Obama imposed $245 billion in burdensome regulatory costs on the American people in his first 21 months in office.
- Businesses are finally being freed of Washington’s overreach and the American economy is flourishing as a result.
REAL RESULTS: President Trump’s efforts to cut burdensome and unnecessary red tape are bringing real change and delivering real results for Americans.
- The Department of Labor made it easier for small businesses to provide better health insurance to their employees through association health plans.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs greatly expanded veterans’ ability to use telehealth services, giving them access to state-of-the-art healthcare everywhere.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has taken action to free our fishermen from burdensome red tape while also promoting responsible fishing practices.
- For instance, areas off the coast of New England have been opened to commercial sea scallop harvesting for the first time in years, netting an economic benefit of $654 million.
- The Department of Health and Human Services reduced paperwork for nursing facilities, inpatient hospitals, and home health providers, saving $8.2 billion in regulatory costs.
DEREGULATION WILL CONTINUE: The Trump Administration will continue its bold reforms to roll back burdensome red tape in FY 2019.
- President Trump’s regulatory reform efforts are accelerating, and we will continue to take a responsible approach to addressing overly burdensome regulations in FY 2019.
- The Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have proposed amendments to existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.
- These amendments could save up to $340 billion over the lifetime of new vehicles.
- The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed new rulemakings that would reassess the Obama Administration’s burdensome “Waters of the United States” rule.
- The EPA has proposed the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which would replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP).
- In some scenarios, avoided compliances costs total $6.4 billion compared to the CPP.