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10,000 Commandments and Regulation Reduction Under Trump (Guest: Clyde Wayne Crews)

September 24, 2020

Over the years, Congress has increasingly abdicated its responsibility for lawmaking to unelected bureaucrats and the regulatory state. President Trump is reducing regulations like no president has before.

Regulations imposed by the government result in higher costs than any benefits they produce, yet Congress continually gives its Constitutionally delegated power to make laws to the administrative state. Keeping his campaign promise, President Trump's administration has slowed the growth of the regulatory state by cutting more regulations than it has added. Still, regulatory reform is necessary to make Congress accountable for the restrictions it allows regulatory agencies to impose on people's lives.
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Wayne Crews is vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a former Cato Institute scholar.
wayne.crews@cei.org
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org