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2017-03-16 Trump Releases Budget Proposal That Would Would Slash Funding for Climate Programs Budget action All

President Trump released a budget proposal that would eliminate funding for many climate change-related programs, including the Clean Power Plan, the UNFCCC and international climate funds, the Energy Star program, clean energy research, and NASA earth science research.

2017-03-01 House Passes SCRUB Act Aimed at Reducing Economically Burdensome Regulations Congressional action All

The House voted to pass H.R. 998, the “Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act.” The Act calls for the establishment of a commission that would review and propose regulations for repeal based on considerations pertaining to the utility and economic impacts of the regulation. It also directs agencies to ensure that the costs of new rules are offset by the repeal of old rules.

2017-02-24 Trump Signs Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda Executive Order All

President Trump signed a new executive order aimed at implementing and enforcing the President’s deregulatory agenda. It calls for the establishment of Regulatory Reform Task Forces to identify regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification, as well as Regulatory Reform Officers to oversee the deregulation process.

2017-02-02 OIRA Issues Interim Guidance for Implementing Executive Order on Reducing Regulatory Costs Guidance All, OIRA

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017, Titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.”

2017-01-30 Trump Issues Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs Executive Order All

President Trump signed an executive order instructing agencies to identify two regulations to repeal for every new regulation and to ensure that the total incremental cost of all new regulations is no greater than zero.