President Trump on Tuesday evening touted efforts during his tenure to roll back various regulations, claiming that his administration has done more so far than "any president in history."

"Over the last nine months, we have removed job-killing regulations at a record pace. In fact, in nine months, we have done more, they say, than any president in history," Trump said during a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation to pitch his tax-reform plan.

"And there's more to come," Trump added, speaking about his administration's work to roll back environmental protections.


The president said his administration has ended the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "war on clean, beautiful coal."

Trump's EPA chief Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Overnight Defense: First Gitmo transfer under Trump could happen 'soon' | White House says Trump has confidence in VA chief | Russia concedes 'dozens' of civilians injured in Syria clash MORE signed a notice last week to overturn the central Obama-era "Clean Power Plan" aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants. 

The plan set emissions benchmarks for states to set for their energy sectors, in an effort to promote renewable energy sources. Trump has been a longtime advocate of revitalizing traditional, nonrenewable industries such as coal in an effort to spur job growth. 

"I believe in regulation, but it has to be limited to what we need," he said Tuesday. "We want clean water, we want clean air but it has to be fair," Trump said. "We also want, by the way, jobs."

Republicans, who control the White House and have majorities in both chambers of Congress, have faced criticism for failing to secure any major legislative victories in Trump's first nine months in office.

The party is seeking to pass a tax overhaul later this year after two major pushes to repeal ObamaCare — another major agenda item — collapsed in the Senate this year.