Coalition of 36 Support President Trump’s Deregulatory Executive Order

June 1, 2020
The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Trump,

We write in support of your Regulator Relief to Support Economic Recovery Executive Order (EO). As the focus turns toward restrating the economy and society, this EO will give businesses the flexibility they need to reopen their doors, create jobs, and safely get Americans back to work.

Instead of using the pandemic as an excuse to consolidate more power, you have made
deregulation the centerpiece of your Administration’s Coronavirus response. This regulatory
relief has streamlined our national response to the Coronavirus, leading to over 500 waived
rules and regulations nationwide.

Most importantly, the Order directs agencies to review the impact of any regulations that
they have waived or suspended during the pandemic and determine if they are necessary to
reinstate. Permanently repealing these regulations – most of which were never necessary in
the first place – will help grow our economy long after the pandemic has run its course.
Authorizing agencies to use the same emergency authority they have used to fight the
Coronavirus to also waive regulations that stand in the way of our post-pandemic economic
recovery will promote job creation, economic growth, and reduce the cost and unnecessary
delays caused by overregulation.

The Order not only directs agencies to temporarily waive or suspend any rules or regulations
that inhibit economic growth as we recover from the Coronavirus, but also establishes a
“Regulatory Bill of Rights,” to provide businesses with more certainty and direction.
The “Regulatory Bill of Rights” directs agencies not to over-enforce when American
businesses are clearly working in good faith to follow the law and keep their customers and
employees safe. It is a set of ten regulatory principles that direct agencies to be fair and
transparent in enforcing against any potential violations of law should there be an
administrative proceeding.

Before the Coronavirus crisis, your pro-growth agenda of tax cuts and regulatory relief
kickstarted one of the strongest economies in American history. We can return America to
prosperity the same way.

As our country reopens, your new regulatory relief EO will jumpstart the economy and give
businesses the flexibility and confidence they need to safely get Americans back to work.
We encourage you to continue removing regulations that stand in the way of private sector
and government assistance during the crisis and to make as many of these regulatory
waivers, suspensions, and adjustments permanent where possible.

A full list of signers can be viewed here.