Trump signs ‘2-for-1’ order to reduce regulations

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President Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would require agencies to revoke two regulations for every new rule they want to issue.

The executive order is aimed at dramatically rolling back federal regulations, one of his top campaign promises.

Trump met with a handful of small business owners at the White House prior to signing the order.

He called the executive order “a big one,” according to a pool report.

“We want to make … life easier for small businesses,” he said, adding that it would also benefit large businesses. “There can’t be any discrimination.”

The order requires agencies to control the costs of all new rules within their budget. Agencies are also prohibited from imposing any new costs in finalizing or repealing a rule for the remainder of 2017 unless that cost is offset by the repeal of two existing regulations.

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