Coalition Letter in Support of Trump's Deregulatory Executive Order

June 1, 2020

The Committee for Justice joined a coalition letter, led by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), in support of President Trump's deregulatory executive order.


The full letter can be found below, and a downloadable copy here.


We write in support of your Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery Executive Order (EO). As the focus turns toward restarting the economy and society, this EO will give businesses the flexibility they need to reopen their doors, create jobs, and safely get Americans back to work.


Instead of using the pandemic as an excuse to consolidate more power, you have made deregulation the centerpiece of your Administration’s Coronavirus response. This regulatory relief has streamlined our national response to the Coronavirus, leading to over 500 waived rules and regulations nationwide.


Most importantly, the Order directs agencies to review the impact of any regulations that they have waived or suspended during the pandemic and determine if they are necessary to reinstate. Permanently repealing these regulations – most of which were never necessary in the first place – will help grow our economy long after the pandemic has run its course.


Authorizing agencies to use the same emergency authority they have used to fight the Coronavirus to also waive regulations that stand in the way of our post-pandemic economic recovery will promote job creation, economic growth, and reduce the cost and unnecessary delays caused by overregulation. 


The Order not only directs agencies to temporarily waive or suspend any rules or regulations that inhibit economic growth as we recover from the Coronavirus, but also establishes a “Regulatory Bill of Rights,” to provide businesses with more certainty and direction. 


The “Regulatory Bill of Rights” directs agencies not to over-enforce when American businesses are clearly working in good faith to follow the law and keep their customers and employees safe. It is a set of ten regulatory principles that direct agencies to be fair and transparent in enforcing against any potential violations of law should there be an administrative proceeding.


Before the Coronavirus crisis, your pro-growth agenda of tax cuts and regulatory relief kickstarted one of the strongest economies in American history. We can return America to prosperity the same way.


As our country reopens, your new regulatory relief EO will jumpstart the economy and give businesses the flexibility and confidence they need to safely get Americans back to work.


We encourage you to continue removing regulations that stand in the way of private sector and government assistance during the crisis and to make as many of these regulatory waivers, suspensions, and adjustments permanent where possible.




Grover G. Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform


Phil Kerpen
American Commitment


Steve Pociask
President & CEO
The American Consumer Institute


Lisa B. Nelson
American Legislative Exchange Council


Brent Wm. Gardner
Chief Government Affairs Officer
Americans for Prosperity


Robert Alt
President & CEO
The Buckeye Institute


Garrett Ballengee​​​​​​​
Executive Director
Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy


Andrew F. Quinlan​​​​​​​
Center for Freedom & Prosperity


Thomas Schatz​​​​​​​
Citizens Against Government Waste


Chuck Muth​​​​​​​
Citizen Outreach


Curt Levey​​​​​​​
The Committee for Justice


Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
Vice President of Policy & Senior Fellow
Competitive Enterprise Institute


Katie McAuliffe​​​​​​​
Executive Director
Digital Liberty


Patrick Purtill​​​​​​​
Director of Legislative Affairs
Faith and Freedom Coalition


Rick Watson
Florida Center/Right Coalition


Adam Brandon


Annette Meeks
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota


George Landrith​​​​​​​
Frontiers of Freedom


Andresen Blom​​​​​​​
Hawaiian Values


Jessica Anderson
Executive Director
Heritage Action for America


Wayne Hoffman
Idaho Freedom Foundation


Seton Motley
Less Government


Ann Schockett​​​​​​​
National Federation of Republican Women


Pete Sepp​​​​​​​
National Taxpayers Union


William L. O’Brien
New Hampshire Center Right Coalition


Jeff Kropf​​​​​​​
Executive Director
Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation


Daniel J. Erspamer​​​​​​​
Pelican Institute


Jim Vokal​​​​​​​
Platte Institute


Eli Leher​​​​​​​
R Street Institute


Paul Gessing​​​​​​​
Rio Grande Foundation


Karen Kerrigan
President & CEO
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council


Tim Andrews
Executive Director
Taxpayers Protection Alliance


Sara Croom​​​​​​​
Executive Director
Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity


James L. Martin
60 Plus Association


Saulius “Saul” Anuzis​​​​​​​
60 Plus Association


Maureen Blum
Executive Director
USA Workforce Coalition


Carol Platt Liebau​​​​​​​
Yankee Institute





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