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Tracking Regulatory Modernization in the Trump Administration

With the signature of a landmark executive order establishing a regulatory budget in the U.S., and the first repeal of a rule through the Congressional Review Act (CRA) since 2001, regulatory modernization is front-and-center in domestic policy. Congress has also pledged to significantly reform the administrative state and plans to amend several other last-minute regulations from President Obama under the CRA.

The chart below tracks the progress of regulatory modernization during the Trump Administration. Every CRA measured signed into law and all rulemakings that reduce paperwork hours or costs will be available below (and updated weekly). This reflects data from 2017 onward and all figures are from benefit-costs analyses provided by federal agencies, available at RegRodeo.com. To date, Congress and the administration have saved $2.8 billion and 41 million hours of paperwork.

Regulation

Cost

Paperwork Hours

Action

SNAP: Eligibility, Certification

-$286 million

-40,531,435

Rulemaking

Alternative Pilot Examination

-$42.4 million

 

Rulemaking

Gas Order Number 1

-$7 million

29,400

Rulemaking

Paperwork Reduction Amendments

 

-1,385

Rulemaking

Amendments to Capital Plans

 

-110,378

Rulemaking

Repeal of Resource Extraction Issuers

-1.2 billion

-217,408

CRA Resolution

Repeal of Coal Mining Rule

-$1.2 billion

-218,457

CRA Resolution

NICS Improvement Amendments Act

   

CRA Resolution

Updated Totals: $2.83 billion in fewer costs and -41,049,681 hours

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