The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds the historic efforts of the Trump Administration to put in place innovative regulatory reforms that will have lasting effects throughout the economy. Today, the administration announced updates to the National Environmental Policy Act to remove ineffective and burdensome regulations that destroy jobs, raise costs for Americans, and create unnecessary delays for small businesses. TPPF has long been supportive of these and other regulatory reform efforts that fuel America’s economic growth and prosperity.

“Today’s announcement is another positive step in a long list of achievements for this administration in reducing government burdens on Americans,” said TPPF’s Executive Director Kevin Roberts, who attended the event with the president on the South Lawn of the White House. “Today’s reforms will cut in half the amount of time government agencies can hold our job creators hostage through an abusive review process and discourage the cottage industry of activists who profit from stopping infrastructure projects. The effect of this administration’s regulatory reform was seen in the incredible growth of our economy and historically low unemployment prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus. These kinds of actions will help spur our country back to that kind of prosperity.”

In addition to updating energy and infrastructure regulations, TPPF has been leading is multiple areas of reform, including:

  • Improving access to telemedicine, a convenient and safe alternative to visiting a doctor
  • Protecting property rights by clarifying the meaning of “waters of the United States”
  • Stimulating workforce development through Pell Grant reform
  • Expanding higher education opportunities by waiving certain accreditation rules
  • Increasing health care choices and lowering costs through suspension of certain Medicaid restrictions
  • Protecting parental rights by suspending limitations in the Safe Families Act
  • Safeguard Americans from bureaucratic bullying by overzealous agencies