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Memorandum for Regulatory Reform Officers at Executive Departments and Agencies (September 7, 2017)FY 2018 Regulatory Cost Allowances
Memorandum for Regulatory Policy Officers at Executive Departments and Agencies and Managing and Executive Directors of Other Agencies and Commissions (August 18, 2017)Data Call for the Fall 2017 Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Action
Executive Order 13807: Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects (August 15, 2017)This executive order speeds approvals of permits for highways, bridges, pipelines and other major building efforts and revokes an Obama-era executive order aimed at reducing exposure to flooding, sea level rise and other consequences of climate change.
Executive Order 13805: Establishing a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure (July 19, 2017)This executive order establishes a 15-person advisory council on infrastructure in the Department of Commerce that will report on "funding, support, and delivery of infrastructure projects in several sectors, including surface transportation, aviation, ports and waterways, water resources, renewable energy generation, electricity transmission, broadband, pipelines, and other such sectors as determined by the Council."
Memorandum for the Heads of Departments and Agencies on FY19 Budget Guidance (July 7, 2017)This memo directs agency heads to craft their spending proposals for FY19 so that they reflect President Trump's executive order on reorganizing the government.
Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on "Reducing Burden for Federal Agencies by Rescinding and Modifying OMB Memoranda" (June 15, 2017)OMB has rescinded, paused and modified dozens of White House directives dating back to 1997 in an attempt to streamline executive branch activity.
Notice of Request for Comment on Government-Wide Reform (May 15, 2017)The Executive Office of the President invites the public to suggest improvements to the organization and functioning of the Executive Branch.
Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, Titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” (May 8, 2017)This memorandum provides guidance regarding Section 2 of Executive Order (EO) 13783, titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” published on March 28, 2017.
Executive Order 13797: Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy (April 29, 2017)This executive order establishes the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
Executive Order 13795: Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy (April 28, 2017)This executive order instructs the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce to take certain regulatory steps intended to encourage energy exploration and production.
Guidance on Regulatory Reform Accountability under Executive Order 13777, titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (April 28, 2017)This memorandum provides guidance regarding sections 4 and 5 of Executive Order (EO) 13777, titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.”
Executive Order 13792: Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act (April 26, 2017)This executive order directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a review of certain Presidential designations or expansions of designations made under the Antiquities Act.
Executive Order 13790: Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America (April 25, 2017)This executive order establishes the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.
Executive Order 13789: Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens (April 21, 2017)This executive order requires the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget to take certain steps to review and potentially revise regulations related to tax policy.
Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury regarding Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) (April 21, 2017)Instructs the U.S. Treasury Secretary to review the Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) provision of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury regarding the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) (April 21, 2017)Instructs the U.S. Treasury Secretary to conduct a review of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), specifically the determination and designation processes, and provide a written report to the President within 180 days of the date of the memorandum.
Executive Order 13788: Buy American and Hire American (April 18, 2017)This executive order directs Federal departments and agencies to take certain steps intended to ensure compliance with various statues related to government procurement practices as well as certain immigration programs.
Guidance on Implementing Executive Order 13771, Titled "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs" (April 5, 2017)Supplements the OMB interim guidance issued on February 2, 2017, titled “Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the EO of January 30, 2017, Titled ‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.’”
Executive Order 13783: Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth (March 28, 2017)This executive order directs agencies to review certain regulatory actions and rescinds certain climate-related Presidential actions.
Executive Order 13782: Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders (March 27, 2017)This executive order rescinds certain executive orders and portions of executive orders and also instructs agencies to reconsider rules and other documents implementing or enforcing the revoked orders.
Executive Order 13778: Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘‘Waters of the United States’’ Rule (February 28, 2017)This executive order directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to review the final rule entitled “Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’.
Executive Order 13777: Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda (February 24, 2017)This executive order establishes regulatory reform officers and task forces within each agency to initiate policies related to Executive Orders 13771, 12866, and 13563.
Executive Order 13772: Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System (February 3, 2017)This executive order directs the Secretary of the Treasury to take steps to review the authorities and policies governing the regulation of the U.S. financial system and to report to the President regarding the reform of such regulation.
Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule (February 3, 2017)Orders the Department of Labor to reexamine the fiduciary rule.
Interim Guidance on Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017, Titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” (February 2, 2017)This guidance, in the form of Questions and Answers (Q&As), addresses the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13771, titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” 
Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (January 30, 2017)This executive order requires that for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.
Executive Order 13765: Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal (January 20, 2017)This executive order directs all relevant heads of Federal departments and agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to take a number of steps to ensure that the Affordable Care Act (“Act”) is being efficiently implemented, to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and to prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market.
Executive Order 13766: Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects (January 24, 2017)This executive order instructs relevant Federal departments and agencies to expedite environmental reviews and approvals for infrastructure projects deemed to be a high priority.
Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing (January 24, 2017)Directs executive departments and agencies to support the expansion of manufacturing in the United States through expedited reviews of and approvals for proposals to construct or expand manufacturing facilities and through reductions in regulatory burdens affecting domestic manufacturing.
Memorandum on Implementation of Regulatory Freeze (January 24, 2017)This Memorandum provides guidance on implementing the Memorandum of January 20, 2017, entitled "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review."
Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze (January 23, 2017)A freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch.
Presidential Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies: Regulatory Freeze Pending Review (January 20, 2017)Directs agency heads to freeze the rulemaking process.