“Issue a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations.”
Update: President Trump Orders ‘Immediate Regulatory Freeze’ To All Government Agencies And Departments
Date: January 20th, 2017
“President Donald Trump took his first steps Friday night toward what he has promised will be a wide-ranging assault on Barack Obama’s regulatory agenda, a crusade eventually aimed at erasing Obamacare and landmark climate change regulations.
Trump’s initial action — ordering a freeze on all pending regulations until his administration can review them — would have a more modest impact: It could throttle almost-completed rules aimed at expanding overtime pay, tightening pipeline safety, protecting imperiled bumblebees and imposing stricter safeguards on rail shipments of flammable crude oil, among other topics.”
“Priebus’ memo says that agencies shouldn’t submit any regulations to be published in the Federal Register unless a Trump-selected agency head approves it. That appears to mean that some regulations that had been approved by Obama’s administration would be halted. It also freezes any regulations that are already in the pipeline to be published and allows time for other pending regulations to be reviewed by Trump’s administration.
The memo is similar to one that Obama’s chief of staff issued the day Obama was inaugurated in 2009.”
“The White House also directed an immediate regulatory freeze for all government agencies in a memo from Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Preibus, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.”
“White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum Friday night to all executive departments and agencies to freeze new or pending regulations — giving the new administration time to review them.
The action is a fairly standard move for a new administration taking over from the other party. It effectively halts any lingering policies from the Obama administration before they can be finalized.”