Trump signs executive order on regulatory reform

President Trump has signed an executive order Friday establishing regulatory watchdogs inside federal agencies who are responsible for enforcing his agenda.

The Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda executive order will create a task force and regulatory reform officer at each federal agency, appointed by agency heads.

The task forces will be responsible for combing through existing regulations within 90 days to determine which ones can be repealed or modified.

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The reform officers will be tasked with enforcing Trump’s regulatory priorities going forward, including the president’s previous executive order requiring agencies to repeal two rules for every new rule they issue.

Trump is expected to sign the executive order midday Friday.