Trump Orders Regulatory Reform Efforts at Agencies

President Trump on Friday issued an executive order as part of his administration’s efforts to reduce regulatory burdens. The order requires agencies to appoint regulatory reform task forces led by regulatory reform officers, with a mandate to identify regulations that eliminate jobs or inhibit job creation; are outdated, unnecessary or ineffective; have costs that outweigh their benefits; are inconsistent with regulatory reform initiatives; or derive from since-rescinded executive orders. Initial reports are due within 90 days.