Regulatory Reform Task Forces Check-In: Part II

Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules
Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules
Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Hearing Date: November 14, 2017 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To examine agency implementation of the Administration’s Executive Orders on regulatory reform.
  • To highlight best practices as agencies continue to develop and operate their own task forces.
BACKGROUND:
  • This hearing is part II in a series examining Regulatory Reform Task Forces. During part I on October 24, 2017, the Committee received testimony from the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, and General Services Administration on efforts to implement the Administration’s Executive Orders on regulatory reform.
  • Earlier this year, President Trump issued two executive orders to form the foundation of the Administration’s regulatory reform agenda.
  • The first “one-in-two-out” Executive Order requires agencies to repeal two outdated regulations before issuing a new regulation.
  • The second Executive Order requires each agency designate a Regulatory Reform Officer and Regulatory Reform Task Force to identify unnecessary costly, burdensome, outdated, or unnecessary regulations for repeal or revision.
  • Through briefings with 24 federal agencies, the Committee learned the Regulatory Reform Task Forces are accomplishing substantial progress in their regulatory cleanup efforts and are seeing unprecedented reduction in the federal regulatory footprint.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Ms. Rebeckah Adcock Senior Advisor Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture Document
Mr. Robert Eitel Senior Counselor Office of the Secretary, Department of Education Document
Mr. Charles Keckler Associate Deputy Secretary Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman Gary Palmer (R-AL) Opening Statment Document