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Trump to announce more slashing of federal "red tape" Monday
President Trump will speak from the White House Monday about downsizing federal regulations and then meet with federal agency heads to go over their plans for de-regulating. Getting rid of "red tape" has been a recurring theme of his administration from the beginning.
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WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump will start off the new fiscal year Monday with a speech emphasizing his intent to hack away at federal regulations that he thinks are getting in the way of economic growth. Neomi Rao, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said that Trump will highlight the "benefit that reform can have for ordinary Americans" when he makes his speech.

De-regulation has been a consistent are of interest for Trump. In the first few days of his presidency, he signed an executive order for expediting environmental review of "high priority" infrastructure projects. And as part of his infrastructure plan rollout in August, he issued more orders to streamline the environmental permitting process and eliminate a requirement that federally funded projects be capable of withstanding the stronger storms that climate change may bring. Another Trump executive order requires federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one that they enact.

According to Rao, the administration has so far imposed four new rules and eliminated 10. Trump referenced these earlier anti-regulation efforts in a speech to manufacturers Friday.

"We have taken unprecedented steps to remove job-killing regulations that sap the energy, creativity and dynamismfrom our country," he said. "We are cutting regulations at a pace that has never even been thought of before."

Rao did not specify if Trump will lay out any specific new anti-regulation measures in Monday's speech. But she said that he will meet afterward with the heads of 10 federal agencies to discuss their plans for targeting more regulations for elimination.