Trump issues fewest government regulations in 44 years

by Jordyn Pair · Dec 31st, 2019 4:45 pm

Last Updated Dec 31st, 2019 at 8:11 pm

The Trump administration broke the record in 2019 for issuing the fewest government regulations, publishing just 2,964 final rules, according to Clyde Wayne Crews, the regulation expert and policy vice president at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

"This is the lowest count since records started being kept in the mid-1970s," Crews said in an article on Forbes.

It is also the third year that the administration has broken the record.

"It is a notable achievement that all three of the lowest-ever annual rule counts belong to Trump. This an even more significant development given that some of Trump's 'rules' are rules written to get rid of or replace other rules," Crew said, adding that regulations are required to cut other regulations. This means that Trump's count of new regulations is lower than 2,964.


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