In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies

Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from OIRA Watch. The Trump Administration can fully enforce its regulatory reform agenda—and seal its legacy—by announcing that the Data Quality Act is judicially reviewable. The DQA is the crucial enforcing mechanism in the President’s Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.  See, Sec. 3(d)(v).

From: Reuters

By David Shepardson and Steve Holland

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place “regulatory reform” task forces and officers within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades.


The sweeping order directs every federal agency to establish a task force to ensure each has a team to research all regulations and take aim at those deemed burdensome to the U.S. economy and designate regulatory reform officers within 60 days and must report on the progress within 90 days.

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