by Jon Sanders
Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies, John Locke Foundation
The Brookings Institution has created a new interactive site entitled “Tracking deregulation in the Trump era.” This seems like a handy resource.
Getting rid of burdensome and unnecessary regulation has been a focus of the Trump administration, as I’ve written about frequently. It’s encouraging to see this effort ongoing to free up workers, domestic industries, and enterprising risk-takers from unnecessary red tape.
Also, by my count Congress has now successfully nullified 15 different Obama-era rules by Congressional Review Act review. What makes that doubly significant is that once a rule has been overturned under CRA, it’s not only done for, but also its originating agency can’t replace it with something substantially similar.
I’ve written frequently about how overregulation binds up and slows down the economy, holding American enterprise back like a captive tiger. As red tape is removed, get ready to roar.