The Trump Administration’s Regulatory Reform Options

January 20, 2017

Among the many rules that could be eliminated or scaled back using the APA are the Clean Power Plan and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. However, as Professor Stuart Shapiro, the director of the Public Policy Program at Rutgers University, explains, this would not be a particularly efficient approach, with “considerable time and expertise” being required to eliminate each rule targeted under this approach.

The Trump Administration and the new Congress could also try to eliminate several regulations at once by legislatively repealing the laws that require them. For example, this approach could be used if President-elect Trump and Congress decide to follow through on plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Another possible target for legislative repeal is the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and its subsidiary rules, such as the Volcker Rule.

RegBlog, Jan. 20, 2017

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