Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today praised the Trump Administration for its Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions:

Chairman Goodlatte: “I commend President Trump for following through on his commitment to rein in the regulatory state. In less than one year, the President has succeeded in rolling back costly, job-killing regulations and withdrawing or postponing additional regulatory actions that had previously been planned by the federal government. Every elimination of an unneeded regulation lifts the burdens off of the American people and makes our government more cost-effective and transparent.

“I am also pleased with the work my colleagues in Congress have done to cut red tape and ensure that regulations work for businesses and families, not against them. I anticipate continuing to work closely with the Administration to take additional measures to fix our broken regulatory system.”

Background:
According to the White House statement, during Fiscal Year 2017, eliminated regulations saved $8.1 billion in regulatory costs.

The Administration promises to cut an additional $9.8 billion in lifetime regulatory costs during FY 2018.

The House of Representatives has passed 15 Congressional Review Act resolutions to roll back regulations, 11 of which have been signed into law.