By Earnest Jones  |  01-30-2017   News
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President Donald Trump just signed an executive action that will revoke two regulations for every one enacted. The AP reported that officials state that they are naming the new directive a one in two out plan. The Federal agencies will need to revoke two regulations for every new regulation they request, the White House will be expected to review the proposal as reported by administration officials.

A budget of $0 is set by the order for new regulations in 2017 and a regulation budget will be set each year by the administration as reported by an official on customary condition of anonymity. However, the national security regulations and the military are exempted.

President Trump made it clear that this will be the biggest such act that the U.S. has ever seen, adding that there will be regulation, control, although the control will be normalized.

The executive order that President Trump signed will prepare a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations. However, for the rest of fiscal 2017, the cap on new regulations would be $0.

The text released by the White House reveals that whenever an agency proposes a new regulation, it has to identify at least two previous regulations to be repealed. The total incremental cost for all new regulations shall be no greater than zero. In case there are new costs, they’ll have to be offset by eliminating costs in at least two prior regulations. Mick Mulvanev will direct the process, he’s set to become the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.

However, if a new regulation wasn’t already listed on the Unified Regulatory Agenda, it can’t be issued, unless it is required by law or unless Mulvanev approves it.

The fiscal year 2017 is underway and the limit will apply till then. A report issued by Reuters states that major regulations are typically reviewed by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before they are issued. However, the review will continue under the new measure although agencies will also have to identify what two regulations will be repealed to offset the costs of any new rule.

Officials also pointed out that the new order does not require that the repeal of the two regulations be done simultaneously with the release of additional rules. The OMB director will be vested with tremendous power and responsibility to ensure that the President’s direction in how Trump’s administration manages this across the government is handled well. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, who’s Trump’s pick to lead the OMB, will have critical say on any US regulatory spending.

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