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Biden to issue executive order halting any Trump ‘midnight regulations’


#President-elect #Joe #Biden will issue an executive order halting “midnight regulations” on day one of his presidency, incoming #White #House press secretary #Jen #Psaki said #Wednesday.

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“#We’re announcing today that, like other incoming administrations have done before, the #Biden-Harris #White #House will issue a memo to take effect on the afternoon #Eastern #Time on #January 20 that will halt or delay midnight regulations, actions taken by the #Trump administration that will not have taken effect by #Inauguration #Day,” #Psaki told reporters.

#Midnight regulations are rules that outgoing administrations rush through during the lame-duck period.

#Psaki cited a pending #Department of #Labor rule that she says would make it easier for businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors instead of salaried employees with benefits.

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#Psaki noted that “issuing a regulatory freeze is standard practice for an incoming administration.”

#From #Election #Day to #Inauguration #Day in 2016, the #Obama administration released 145 new regulations, many of which were related to energy and the environment, according to the conservative #American #Action #Forum.

Then on #President #Trump’s #Inauguration #Day, #Jan. 20, 2017, #Trump issued an executive order directing all federal agencies to pause any pending regulations until his new cabinet could examine and sign off on them.

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#Congress is also wary of the #Trump administration’s midnight regulations. A group of #Democratic #Congressmen introduced the #Midnight #Regulations #Review #Act earlier this month, which would require the U.S. #Government #Accountability #Office to provide #Congress with information on the final regulations that the #Trump administration ushers through.

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The freeze on midnight regulations is just one of the many actions #Biden has planned for his first day in office. The president-elect has also promised he will rejoin the #Paris climate agreement and rejoin the #World #Health #Organization immediately.



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