Remember how great things were when it wasn’t safe to breathe the air in our biggest cities? When banks were unregulated and could devise absurd and unsound mortgage products? When poisonous chemicals were allowed to drain into our water sources? Donald Trump remembers, and now he is acting to “make America great again” by gutting governmental regulations designed to keep Americans safe and secure.
As reported by the Washington Post: “President Trump has embarked on the most aggressive campaign against government regulation in a generation, joining with Republican lawmakers to roll back rules already on the books and limit the ability of federal regulators to impose new ones. After just a few weeks in office, the new administration is targeting dozens of Obama-era policies, using both legislative and executive tactics.”
“Before Trump took office, the Congressional Review Act had been successfully used only once, to overturn a Clinton administration ergonomics rule in 2001. So far this year, the House has moved to nullify eight new rules and is considering dozens more. Two of those measures — which would loosen environmental restrictions on waste-mining companies and financial disclosure requirements on oil and gas firms — have cleared the Senate and are on their way to the White House for the president’s signature.”