Under Trump, Focus Shifts to Scrapping Regulations

The Hill discusses deregulation under President Trump with Wayne Crews.
Federal agencies have shifted their focus under the Trump administration from writing regulations to getting rid of them.
In just the past few days, the Education Department said it is working to redo two Obama-era rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges, the Food and Drug Administration indefinitely delayed new rules to overhaul nutrition facts labels and the Consumer Product Safety Commission asked the public to suggest ways it can reduce the burdens and costs of its existing rules.
President Trump said during the campaign that “70 percent of regulations can go,” and he quickly issued a moratorium on new rules after taking office, bringing the work of regulators to a halt.

Advocates of deregulation say it’s hard at this point to gauge if Trump is succeeding in paring down the regulatory rulebook.
“When you try to eliminate a rule that’s also a rule,” said

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