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 PruittEPA looks to other statutes to expand scope of coming 'secret science' rule EPA ordered to reconsider New York efforts to tame downwind pollution OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic 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.