Trump Issues Executive Order on Agency Regulations Post-COVID-19

On May 19, 2020 United States President Donald Trump issued an executive order that directed government agencies to target agencies to target regulations “that may inhibit economic recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the EO, President Trump highlighted his intent to “combat the economic consequences of COVID-19 with the same vigor and resourcefulness with which the fight against COVID-19 itself has been waged.” He also called for agencies to rescind, modify, waive, or provide exemptions from regulations and other requirements that “may inhibit economic recovery, consistent with applicable law and with protection of the public health and safety, with national

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