Trump having some success in slowing the regulatory state

Jared Meyers:
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Trump’s hiring freeze will also help lower the rate of new regulations. As research from the Mercatus Center has shown, there is a high correlation between the number of employees at an agency and the number of regulations issued by that agency. President Trump has also taken advantage of the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress the power to overturn recently finalized regulations through a simple majority vote. So far, he has signed at least 13 such repeals. Previously, this tool had been successfully used only once in its 20-year history.
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There is more.

Meyers offers three additional things Trump can do to reduce regulations.  The media seems to be largely ignoring these successes but what I find interesting is the lack of much pushback from those who want to keep the regulations.  Perhaps they realize that many of them are indefensible.

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