It’s the final day of 2019 and President Donald Trump looks to continue breaking records going into the new year.
According to the Washington Examiner, the president and his administration issued the fewest regulations in 44 years. This goes all the way back to the mid-70s, when the process of keeping track of regulations started.
Clyde Wayne Crews, who happens to be the regulations expert at Competitive Enterprise Institute, had nothing but good things to say about Trump’s new record, which the president has set three times in a row.
“It is a notable achievement that all three of the lowest-ever annual rule counts belong to Trump. This an even more significant development given that some of Trump’s ‘rules’ are rules written to get rid of or replace other rules,” he said, noting that rules are “any federal agency action affecting the public, that’s not a law from Congress as it often should be.”
That’s right, many of the regulations that Trump has put in place this year have be implemented solely to remove existing regulations.
In fact, over the last three years, the Trump administration has cut a whopping 8.5 regulations for every new rule put in place.
During the 2016 campaign, the president made it clear that deregulating the government was a top priority — and now, he’s fulfilling every aspect of the campaign promise and a bit more.
“We are now reducing the size, scope, and cost of Federal regulations for the first time in decades, and we are already seeing the incredible results,” Trump said on the WhiteHouse.gov.
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