Article from The Washington Free Beacon by Charles Fain Lehman.

The Trump administration is set for another year of regulation trimming, according to federal “regulatory czar” Neomi Rao, who outlined her office’s Spring 2018 agenda for regulatory actions to the Free Beacon.

Rao is the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which has since the Clinton administrationbeen responsible for managing federal regulations with a significant economic or political impact. Twice a year, OIRA releases an agenda for expected regulatory and deregulatory actions, culled from the proposals of other executive branch offices.

“This spring agenda shows that this administration is well on its way to having another very strongly deregulatory year. There are a lot of new deregulatory actions from the agencies, and we expect that those are going to result in some pretty substantial cost savings,” Rao said.

Deregulation has been a major priority of the current administration since day one. Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” Therein, Trump expressly stipulated that for every new regulation issued, two previously created regulations would need to be cut.

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