Trump signs order directing agencies to cut federal regulations

Published May 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters 

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to cut regulations, a move he said would help the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

US President Donald Trump holds an executive order on deregulation he signed during a Cabinet meeting in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, May 19, 2020. (REUTERS/Leah Millis / MANILA BULLETIN)
US President Donald Trump holds an executive order on deregulation he signed during a Cabinet meeting in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, May 19, 2020. (REUTERS/Leah Millis / MANILA BULLETIN)

Trump, who signed the order at a Cabinet meeting, said it instructed agencies to eliminate “unnecessary regulations that impede economic recovery.”

“I’m directing agencies to review the hundreds of regulations we’ve already suspended in response to the virus and make these suspensions permanent where possible,” he said.

 
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