BANKING/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Some critics have blamed the failure of SVB, and the subsequent collapse of cryptocurrency-focused Signature Bank and Silvergate Capital, on the Trump administration’s easing of rules aimed at ensuring financial institutions can withstand serious economic shocks. Other economists have argued the regulations that existed would have done little to save SVB, which collapsed […]

Read More… from 3/15/2023


BANKING/BERNIE SANDERS/REGULATIONS: “Let’s be clear. The failure of Silicon Valley Bank is a direct result of an absurd 2018 bank deregulation bill signed by Donald Trump that I strongly opposed. Five years ago, the Republican Director of the Congressional Budget Office released a report finding that this legislation would ‘increase the likelihood that a large […]

Read More… from 3/12/2023


IMMIGRATION/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration has finalized a regulation that would place more limits on migrants seeking refuge in the United States, the latest in a series of rules that make it exceedingly difficult to claim asylum in the US and serving as yet another example of the challenges an incoming Biden administration will face […]

Read More… from 12/10/2020


EPA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration finalized a rule Wednesday [Dec. 9, 2020] that could make it more difficult to enact public health protections, by changing the way the Environmental Protection Agency calculates the costs and benefits of new limits on air pollution. The new cost-benefit requirements, which apply to all future Clean Air Act rules, […]

Read More… from 12/9/2020


ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Monday [Dec. 7, 2020] rejected setting tougher standards on soot, the nation’s most widespread deadly air pollutant, saying the existing regulations remain sufficient even though some public health experts and environmental justice organizations had pleaded for stricter limits… In its decision announced Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency maintained the […]

Read More… from 12/7/2020


ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS: “President Trump will open up more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, according to a notice posted Wednesday, stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades. As of Thursday, it will be legal for logging companies to […]

Read More… from 10/28/2020


REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “I’ve learned that we have great people, and I’ve learned you have very bad people and very deceptive people. And when I came to Washington, I was only here 17 times in my entire life. Never stayed over. I understand the system very well. It’s a very important system. I don’t know […]

Read More… from 9/4/2020


ENVIRONMENT/EPA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration on Monday [Aug. 31, 2020] relaxed strict Obama-era standards for how coal-fired power plants dispose of wastewater laced with dangerous pollutants like lead, selenium and arsenic, a move environmental groups said would leave rivers and streams vulnerable to toxic contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency regulation scaled back the types of […]

Read More… from 8/31/2020


REGULATIONS/TAXES: “We’ve slashed regulations to cut the death tax. Now, the death tax is a big deal. So if you have a farm or a business, like Kirby, like your business, and you want to leave it to your beautiful family, which I just met, and they have to go out and get a big […]

Read More… from 8/24/2020


DEMS/REGULATIONS: “They [Democrats] want to come in and put regulations on all of your factories, and all of your jobs, and all of your personal things. You know, little things, and they laugh at it when I say it. The light bulb. Those new expensive light bulbs. I said, ‘What happened to the old ones? […]

Read More… from 8/20/2020


IMMIGRATION/REGULATIONS: “We issued regulations to stop the horrible practice of birth tourism. You know what that is, right? Anchor babies, you know that, right? Anchor babies. Have a baby in our country and you stay for the rest of your life. Congratulations. You’re a citizen for 90 years. Then you bring in your family. You […]

Read More… from 8/18/2020


REGULATIONS: “I signed a regulation that give the dishwashers much more water… And the same thing with sinks, toilets, and showers. You go into a new home, you turn on the faucet; no water comes out. You turn on the shower — if you’re like me, you can’t wash your beautiful hair properly. You waste […]

Read More… from 8/6/2020


REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….I have seen some of the regulations being circulated, including those being contemplated by Congress, and they are ridiculous. I want to make it EASY to do business with the United States, not difficult. Everyone in my Administration is being so instructed, with no excuses…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 18, 2020 10:29 […]

Read More… from 2/18/2020


CONGRESS/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….I have seen some of the regulations being circulated, including those being contemplated by Congress, and they are ridiculous. I want to make it EASY to do business with the United States, not difficult. Everyone in my Administration is being so instructed, with no excuses…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 18, 2020 9:37 […]

Read More… from 2/18/2020


CLIMATE CHANGE/INFRASTRUCTURE/LEGISLATION/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law. The proposed changes to the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act could […]

Read More… from 1/3/2020


ENVIRONMENT/EPA/OBAMA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will on Thursday [9-12-19] repeal one of the Obama era’s most sweeping environmental rules — a set of pollution protections for small streams and wetlands that had riled up opposition from coal miners, home developers, farmers and oil and gas drillers. The action creates instant doubts about the legal […]

Read More… from 9/12/2019


IMMIGRATION/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Monday [8-12-19] broadened his assault on the nation’s immigration system, issuing a new rule targeting legal immigrants who want to remain in the United States but whose lack of financial resources is judged likely to make them a burden on taxpayers. The new regulation is aimed at hundreds of […]

Read More… from 8/12/2019


MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump this week said his administration has done ‘much more than most’ to help curb mass shootings in the U.S. While Trump boasts of action on firearms, his administration has actually eased gun restrictions over the past two and a half years. Federal agencies have implemented more than half […]

Read More… from 8/7/2019


REGULATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, I am directing my Administration to explore all regulatory and legislative solutions to protect the free speech rights of ALL AMERICANS. We hope to see more transparency, more accountability, and more FREEDOM! #SocialMediaSummit https://t.co/i6th5qtfAj”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 6:01 pm […]

Read More… from 7/11/2019


DEMS/HUD/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday [6-25-19] creating a commission that will recommend ways to cut regulations that stymie new housing construction, embracing an idea shared by affordable housing advocates on the left, and even by Barack Obama. The specific regulations in the president’s sights, however, include many that will […]

Read More… from 6/26/2019


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENERGY/EPA/OBAMA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Wednesday [6-19-19] issued its long-awaited replacement for former President Barack Obama’s most ambitious climate change regulation, rolling back rules in an effort to salvage the declining role of coal in the nation’s power supply. Critics charge that the new rule would cripple the fight against climate change […]

Read More… from 6/19/2019


ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [6-14-19] announced plans to slash the formal system for advising regulators on nearly every area of federal policy. The President signed an executive order directing each agency to ‘terminate at least one-third of its current’ advisory committees by the end of September. The order comes as the […]

Read More… from 6/14/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/ENVIRONMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The world’s largest automakers warned President Trump on Thursday [6-6-19] that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken tailpipe pollution standards — threatens to cut their profits and produce ‘untenable’ instability in a crucial manufacturing sector. In a letter signed by 17 companies including Ford, General […]

Read More… from 6/6/2019


REGULATIONS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Wednesday [4-15-19] proposed new regulations aimed at making it easier for investors to take advantage of tax breaks for investing in ‘Opportunity Zones’ in low-income areas. The proposed regulations issued by the Treasury Department seek to clear up questions that were keeping some investors from using the tax […]

Read More… from 4/17/2019


BUDGET/CONGRESS/REGULATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration issued new guidelines on Thursday [4-11-19] that will expand White House and congressional oversight and review of federal agencies’ rule-making processes, including those for traditionally independent agencies such as the Federal Reserve. The 15-page memo, issued by Office of Management and Budget acting Director Russell Vought, outlines how the […]

Read More… from 4/11/2019


ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/REGULATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Aiming to streamline oil and gas pipeline projects, President Donald Trump on Wednesday [4-10-19] signed two executive orders making it harder for states to block construction because of environmental concerns. The orders were prompted by fossil fuel industry pressure after officials in New York and Washington state had stopped new projects with permitting processes […]

Read More… from 4/11/2019


AUTO INDUSTRY/OBAMA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Trump administration prepares to drastically weaken Obama-era rules restricting vehicle pollution, nervous automakers are devising a strategy to handle their worst-case scenario: a divided American auto market, with some states following President Trump’s weakened rules while others stick with the tougher ones. The effort is increasingly urgent because the Trump […]

Read More… from 4/10/2019


ENVIRONMENT/LEGAL/OBAMA ADMIN/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has taken great pride in dismantling regulations issued during the Obama years, particularly rules designed to protect the environment or consumers. Federal agencies have spent the past two-plus years targeting rules designed to make chemical plants safer, conserve natural gas at oil and mining facilities and improve compliance […]

Read More… from 4/10/2019


COURTS/ELECTION/GOP/REGULATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With the 2020 presidential campaign already underway, one of President Donald Trump’s best opportunities to seal a solid first-term legacy lies in his deregulation agenda — a goal broadly embraced by most Republicans. His administration already has 514 deregulatory measures in process, addressing issues as diverse as federal student loans and climate […]

Read More… from 3/26/2019


NEW YORK/REGULATIONS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A state regulator has subpoenaed an insurance provider for The Trump Organization, opening a new front in the widening investigations focused on President Donald Trump, his business, family, and White House administration. Aon, a London-headquartered financial services company that is one of the world’s largest insurance brokerages, said it was served a subpoena on Monday […]

Read More… from 3/6/2019


REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ever since President Trump took office, his appointees have directed federal agencies to draft regulations meant to delay or reverse policies of the Obama administration. Nearly all the proposals have been tripped up by the same arcane 1946 law governing administrative policies. Just last week, two signature administration actions — to add […]

Read More… from 1/22/2019


ECONOMY/GOP/REGULATIONS/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Investors did not know what to expect from a Trump presidency. Would they get a traditional pro-business Republican who promised tax cuts, or an unpredictable populist who would disrupt trade? So far, they’ve gotten both in President Trump, who sees the stock market as a barometer of his success. Stocks are up […]

Read More… from 1/21/2019


HOUSE OF REPS/LEGISLATION/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “One of the House’s major bipartisan achievements this year — a sweeping financial deregulation package negotiated by Democrat Maxine Waters and Republican Jeb Hensarling — may be doomed. As Congress prepares to leave town in the coming days, Democrats are opposing efforts to attach the legislation to a year-end government […]

Read More… from 12/13/2018


ENVIRONMENT/EPA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is expected to put forth a proposal on Tuesday [12-11-18] that would significantly weaken a major Obama-era regulation on clean water, according to a talking points memo from the Environmental Protection Agency that was distributed to White House allies this week. The Obama rule was designed to limit pollution […]

Read More… from 12/6/2018


DEMS/REGULATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said he would consider working with Democrats to regulate social media companies, after he and other conservatives accused companies such as Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google of allegedly stifling right wing views. In an extended news conference on Wednesday [11-7-18], Trump, however, urged caution […]

Read More… from 11/7/2018


ENVIRONMENT/INTERIOR/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the Interior Department and a key figure in President Trump’s push to roll back environmental regulations and ramp up oil drilling, is facing increased scrutiny amid federal investigations into allegations that he abused travel spending and maintained close ties with industries he oversees. The criticism […]

Read More… from 10/31/2018


AGRICULTURE/CONGRESS/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Implementing the new farm bill — whenever Congress finishes one — could prove to be a major test case for Trump’s deregulatory agenda, according to USDA’s chief lawyer. Stephen Vaden, the principal deputy general counsel, said the sweeping legislation will especially test a Trump administration executive order that each department or agency’s […]

Read More… from 10/29/2018


BUSINESS/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “And then there were none. The Trump administration said on Wednesday [10-17-18] that Prudential Financial, the giant insurer, would no longer be subject to stricter federal oversight, bringing to zero the number of financial firms outside the banking system that face such scrutiny. The Financial Stability Oversight Council said it was removing […]

Read More… from 10/17/2018


ECONOMY/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday [10-17-18] praised White House efforts to remove regulations that he sees as an impediment to economic growth, saying the administration had reduced regulatory costs by $23 billion in the year ending Sept. 30. The White House said it had eliminated regulatory costs totaling $23 billion in […]

Read More… from 10/17/2018


EPA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House unveiled its semi-annual update on regulatory actions, known formally as the Unified Agenda, last night, breaking down the status of the rules under construction at each agency.The administration touted its look at CAFE and greenhouse gas standards, noting it is projecting to save between $120 and $340 billion in […]

Read More… from 10/17/2018


REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said late on Tuesday [10-16-18] it has withdrawn or delayed more than 2,200 regulatory actions since taking office in January 2017 as it vows to reduce the role of government. The White House on Wednesday [10-17-18] is releasing its biannual status report on governmental regulatory efforts said in the […]

Read More… from 10/16/2018


EPA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Environmental Protection Agency plans to dissolve its Office of the Science Advisor, a senior post that was created to counsel the E.P.A. administrator on the scientific research underpinning health and environmental regulations, according to a person familiar with the agency’s plans. The person spoke anonymously because the decision had not yet […]

Read More… from 9/27/2018


ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/EPA/OBAMA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is reviewing a major Obama-era clean air regulation on the emission of mercury — a pollutant linked with damage to the brain, to the nervous system and to fetal development — with the intent of proposing a replacement rule, a spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday […]

Read More… from 8/29/2018


MEDIA/REGULATIONS/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday [8-28-18] that the administration is ‘taking a look’ at imposing regulations on Google following President Donald Trump’s tweet Tuesday accusing the search giant of favoring news outlets critical of him in search results. Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning that Google’s search results show only […]

Read More… from 8/28/2018


AUTO INDUSTRY/CLIMATE CHANGE/EPA/REGULATIONS/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Thursday [8-2-18] unveiled its long-awaited proposal to dramatically weaken an Obama-era regulation designed to limit vehicle emissions, which contribute to climate change. The publication of the proposal sets up a race among opponents of the change — an unusual mix of environmentalists, automakers, consumer groups and […]

Read More… from 8/2/2018


BUSINESS/CALIFORNIA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The leaders of the world’s biggest car companies are arriving at the White House on Friday [5-11-18], and it may be their last chance to stop the Trump administration from a head-on collision with California. The Trump administration wants to dramatically cut back on Obama-era emissions regulations, which are supported by California […]

Read More… from 5/10/2018


OIL/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal regulators next week will unveil proposed changes to a major rule passed in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which the Trump administration says it can revise to be less of a burden on offshore oil drillers without compromising safety. The existing rule—six years in the making and known […]

Read More… from 4/27/2018


REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Trump administration nears its one-year mark, White House officials are touting cuts to regulations as one of their top achievements. ‘In the history of our country, no president, during their entire term, has cut more regulations than we’ve cut,’ President Donald Trump said last month. His Press Secretary Sarah Sanders […]

Read More… from 3/27/2018


COURTS/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It has been practically a given that anyone nominated for a federal judgeship by a Republican president had to pass an unspoken litmus test — usually on abortion but often on any number of divisive social issues. The Trump administration has a new litmus test: reining in what conservatives call “the administrative […]

Read More… from 3/26/2018


JOBS/REGULATIONS/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump called two dozen corporate executives to the White House on Thursday to advise the administration on taxes, regulation and infrastructure projects, as well as on ways to strengthen the U.S. workforce. Trump celebrated the expansion of U.S. manufacturing jobs that some companies have announced in the three months since his […]

Read More… from 2/23/2017