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Trump’s Red Tape Rollback

The Trump Administration’s regulatory rollback highlights the opportunities and obstacles that lie ahead.

The Regulatory Accountability Act and the Obsolescence of Formal Rulemaking

Administrative agencies should not be required to use a process that has been obsolete for decades.

Mulvaney Is Right to Call for More Money for OMB

Expanding a White House office could help shrink the whole federal government.

An Empirical Analysis of the Establishment of Independent Agencies

A divided government may not fully explain the creation of agencies not directly controllable by the President.

Voter Data Request Is Illegal, Not Just Controversial

The Trump Administration’s information request violates a longstanding federal law.

The Constitutional Executive Order on Regulatory Budgets

President Trump’s regulation-trimming executive order will likely survive judicial scrutiny despite potential policy objections.

A Wolf in Sheep’s Skin

The Early Participation in Regulations Act will further complicate the rulemaking process.

Requiring Formal Rulemaking Is a Thinly Veiled Attempt to Halt Regulation

Regulatory reform bill’s public hearing requirement will hinder agencies’ attempts to regulate.

The Stunning Triumph of Cost-Cost Analysis

Under President Trump’s executive order, the benefits of new regulations will play no role in regulatory decision-making.

President Trump’s Regulatory Vision

How the incoming President might shape his strategy in the regulatory sphere.

Improving the Process of Making Rules at Independent Agencies

Following certain procedural steps will strengthen independent agencies’ rulemaking processes.

Hill Briefing Addresses Regulatory Challenges for Next Administration

Public Citizen and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards convened panels of regulatory experts.