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House Conservatives Urge Trump to Drop 232 Regulations

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. (Getty Images/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By    |   Thursday, 15 Dec 2016 02:57 PM

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the incoming chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, gave President-elect Donald Trump a list of 232 regulations to repeal immediately upon assuming office, The Washington Post reported.

"We've got 21 pages," Meadows told CNN. "Right now, it's up to 232 recommendations in terms of rules and regulations. Many of them would save tens of billions of dollars, just with the stroke of a pen taking some of the overreach that we've seen in the executive branch, allowing our businesses to get back to work.

"We felt like it was important to put together a real working document."

The group targeted policies on the climate, energy, nutrition, net neutrality, consumers, international development, and wages, among others.

The caucus suggested pulling out of the Paris climate accords, which will have "little, if any, environmental benefit," and abolish the State Department office on climate change, and the special envoy for climate change. Environmental regulations on the energy industry ought to go as well, according to the group, along with the Renewable Fuel Standard, which "is based on incredibly mistaken assumptions about domestic oil production, it gives EPA control over the fuels we use, and increases the cost of fuel."

Meadows said in the interview: "To give you one ridiculous example: The FDA, we're sitting here working with EpiPens and everything else that have real health concerns, and yet we've got regulations on the size of breath mints. Those kind of things just bog down the regulatory process. So, most of the recommendations are much more egregious than that.

"The list continues to grow, but we felt like it was important to put together a real working document where they can look at that and make executive branch decisions," Meadows added, saying the regulations in the report cannot be fixed by the legislature or under the Congressional Review Act.

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the incoming chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, gave President-elect Donald Trump a list of 232 regulations to repeal immediately upon assuming office, The Washington Post reported.
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