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Trump's First 30 Days: Implementing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

March 1, 2017

NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill writes at the Heartland Institute blog:

In President Donald Trump's "Contract with the American Voter" ("the Contract") -- the president's plan of what he promised to do to in his first 100 days in office -- a key component is a pledge to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses, their employees, and consumers, and there appears to be solid public support for this policy change.

In a recent poll (conducted February 7-9) of 1,000 registered voters conducted by the American Viewpoint for the American Action Network, respondents were asked the following question: "Trump and Republicans in Congress are proposing reforming the regulatory system by identifying and eliminating unneeded and duplicative regulations as well as those that are slowing down job growth. This proposal will also create a temporary moratorium on any new regulations. Do you favor or oppose this proposal to reform regulations?"

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