Trump Score Card
GOVERNMENT FEDERAL REGULATIONS: A+
The Obama administration issued a record number of new regulations on its way out the door in 2016, leaving an administrative state that saps the economy of nearly $2 trillion a year, according to a new report. The government itself spent $63 billion in 2016 to administer and enforce all of its own regulations, the Competitive Enterprise Institute said. In addition the Obama administration implemented 43 new major rules in 2015 which increased annual regulatory costs by more than $22 billion, bringing the total annual costs of Obama Administration rules to an astonishing $100 billon-plus in just seven years. In addition under President Obama the EPA published over 3,900 rules, averaging almost 500 annually, and amounting to over 33,000 new pages in the Federal Register.
9/28/17: President Trump has nearly erased Obama's entire legacy in just eight short months, overturning just about all of Obama's regulation laws. In fact President Trump signed more executive orders in his first 100 days than any other U.S. President in history, many of which overturned most of President Obama's executive orders. In total the Trump
administration has pulled or suspended 860 pending regulations at this point. Eliminating red tape is a top priority for President Trump, who has issued several executive orders dealing with regulations, including the elimination of two federal rules for every new one introduced.
Officials said the administration has gone further, eliminating 16 regulations for every new rule proposed. Trump halted $181 billion worth of Obama administration regulations on his first day in office by issuing a regulatory moratorium. Additionally, the administration and Congress have saved at least $60 billion in regulatory costs by rolling back Obama rules through the Congressional Review Act.
10/4/17: President Trump has issued 58% fewer major and costly regulations than former President Obama and slashed the Federal Register, the government's rule book, by 32%.
10/4/17: The Trump administration has saved $560 million by cutting regulations and meeting its promise to eliminate two old rules for every new one.