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Andrew Grossman Analyzes Trump Administration's Moves to Slow Federal Regulatory Machinery

News / May 24, 2017

Partner Andrew Grossman is quoted in an article published May 22, 2017, by Bloomberg BNA. The article, “Under Trump, Agency Rulemaking Grinds to a Halt,” discusses a recent discussion held at the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Institute. The speakers noted that President Trump’s executive order on controlling regulatory costs has resulted in a significant slowdown of agency rulemaking. That order requires agencies to take two deregulatory actions and find offsets for every one rule it wants to promulgate

Grossman described the order as a “stunningly blunt” tool and noted, “But that’s the point. Genteel regulatory review hasn’t really gotten us anywhere. So let’s just be clear about what it is that we’re trying to achieve. Less regulation.” He added that he expect additional executive orders regarding regulation and “more top-down control.”

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