by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Elizabeth Harrington reports for the Washington Free Beacon that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has played the leading role in pushing for new federal regulations in recent years.
The Department of Health and Human Services issued more than three times as many major regulations than any other agency during the Obama administration, according to a new report.
The American Action Forum released a report Tuesday finding that HHS has the greatest opportunity to roll back major regulations to comply with Donald Trump’s executive order to eliminate two regulations for every new rule proposed.
“As federal agencies comb through their existing regulations to comply with the one-in, two-out executive order on regulatory reform, regulators at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will have plenty of major rules to review,” writes Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at the American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute.