Why Congress Should Be More Involved in Deregulation Efforts

By Jarrett Dieterle

David Schoenbrod writes in the Wall Street Journal:

Candidate Donald Trump vowed to spur economic growth by freeing businesses from burdensome regulation. President Trump has fallen short on this pledge, despite strong rhetoric and some excellent appointments. If he wants lasting reforms of the regulatory state, he’ll have to work with Congress to make elected officials accountable again.

Schoenbrod goes on to discuss current Congressional legislative options for enacting comprehensive regulatory reform, including the REINS Act, of which he is somewhat critical.

While reasonable people can disagree on whether the current version of REINS is a good idea, R Street has identified a full menu of options from which Congress could choose when it comes to regulatory reform legislation.