Press Release

Temporary COVID-19 Rules that Are Candidates for Permanent Relief

In response to the COVID-19 national health emergency, many federal agencies provided temporary regulatory relief to help alleviate economic pressure and keep the supply chain intact. Congress is now considering a commission-based mechanism to create permanent regulatory relief for some of the rules relaxed during the pandemic. In a new insight, AAF’s Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch and Bernard Zamaninia identify three key rules Congress should consider granting permanent regulatory relief.

Their central points:

  • Congress should consider referring to any commission it establishes rules to increase flexibility in the H-2A visa program vital for the food supply chain and provide relief for credit unions and community banks critical to helping economies in smaller communities.
  • Absent a commission, Congress should consider taking direct action to make these reforms permanent.

Read the analysis.