FreedomWorks Statement in Response to President Trump’s Deregulatory Executive Order for Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to President Trump’s executive order today directing agency heads to remove burdensome regulations that hamper economic recovery from COVID-19, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks’ President, commented:

“Regulations that harm economic recovery are regulations that should be off the books. We applaud President Trump for taking initiative and encouraging agencies to slash regulations as our economy reopens. We have recovered from downturns before, and with this renewed focus on deregulation, there is little doubt our economy will be functioning again in the near future.

“Cutting back on onerous regulatory red tape is one of the key ways that President Trump’s administration let our economy rise from the mediocrity of the Obama years to become one of the best our nation has ever seen. With the economic damage inflicted by COVID-19, the administration already has the roadmap from economic malaise to economic flourishing.”