Archive for August, 2017

Regulatory activity dips to new lows in Trump administration

From: Bloomberg Government

Cheryl Bolen

The pace of regulatory activity has dipped to new lows in the first six months of the Trump administration, bringing welcome relief to businesses beset by rules from the prior administration, but dismaying public safety and civil rights advocates who fear crises are coming.

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which reviews all significant federal regulations, processed 67 regulatory actions in the first six months of this administration, including notices, proposals, and final rules, compared with 216 actions by the same point in the Obama administration, according to government data.

Judge Questions ‘Shadow’ Process in Challenge to Regulatory Order

From:  BNA/Daily Report for Executives

By Cheryl Bolen

President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation issued and offset the cost of each new rule is “fundamentally different” than previous executive orders guiding agency rulemaking, a federal judge said Aug. 10 ( Public Citizen Inc. v. Trump, D.D.C., No. 1:17-cv-00253, oral argument 8/10/17 ).


This President Is No Different

Brett Shumate, deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, argued that presidents have been directing agency rulemaking processes for the past 40 years and this president is no different.