House, President Bring New Scrutiny to Regulations and Rulemaking

Issue Brief 17-06
February 3, 2017

Summary 

In the first month of the 115th Congress, the House passed five bills to reform the executive branch regulatory and rulemaking process, one of which has since become law. At the same time, the new administration has issued numerous executive orders and memoranda, two of which have implications for regulation and rulemaking. This Issue Brief summarizes these legislative and executive actions.

Update: A memorandum containing implementation guidance on the executive order entitled "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs" was issued on February 2.