Talk of the “deep state” is much in the air these days. To some, the deep state refers to what they see as a conspiratorial intelligence community leaking secrets. To others, the deep state refers to what they see as an out-of-control bureaucracy out to bury – or at least trump – President Trump’s initiatives.
Throughout the 2016 campaign and the first months of his administration, President Trump has repeatedly pledged to dramatically reduce the regulatory burdens imposed on American businesses by federal agencies.
One of the more significant actions taken by the President to fulfill this commitment came early in his administration in the form of Executive Order (“EO”) 13771, titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” The EO imposes two restraints on executive departments and agencies (“agencies”) while formally exempting independent regulatory bodies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from its terms. Both restraints have long been sought by regulatory reformers. [Read More]
The Regulatory Transparency Project is pleased to announce the release of the trailer video for its new Fourth Branch video series. The trailer features several experts in regulation – including Senator Dan Sullivan – discussing both benefits and costs of regulation. We hope you enjoy the “Regulation & the American Dream” trailer and that it inspires you to subscribe to our newsletter at RegProject.org and to follow RTP on social media where you can view the full video when it is released very soon.