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Trump’s Bid to Slash Regulations Faces Bureaucratic Roadblocks

  • President orders agencies to kill two rules for each new one
  • Experts say killing a regulation not as simple as it seems
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Trump Defends Travel Ban, Focuses on Regulations

President Donald Trump set a daunting goal for government agencies bound by complex procedures, ordering his department heads to kill two regulations for each new one they issue.

The two-for-one order is “a big one,” Trump said as he signed the directive Monday while surrounded by small-business executives in the Oval Office. Fulfilling the promise, which he made shortly after his election, may prove more difficult than signing an order.