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Biden aims to freeze Trump’s ‘midnight regulations’


#President-elect #Joe #Biden#Joe #BidenGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say #New #Lincoln #Project ad shows #Trump border wall built from tombstones of COVID-19 victims MORE will issue a memo on #Inauguration #Day seeking to halt or delay so-called midnight regulations issued by #President #Trump#Donald #TrumpGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pompeo calls for release of #Chinese journalist jailed over coronavirus coverage #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say MORE in the final days of his administration.

#Biden spokesperson #Jen #Psaki#Jen #PsakiChris #Wallace defends #Jill #Biden: #No one ‘made a fuss’ over calling #Martin #Luther #King #Jr. a ‘doctor’ #Sunday shows – COVID-19 relief, cyberattack dominate #Biden ‘will not be discussing an investigation of his son with any attorney general candidates,’ press secretary says MORE said the memo would take effect on #Jan. 20 and would put a stop to any agency rules or guidance issued by the #Trump administration that have not taken effect by #Inauguration #Day.

“The #Biden administration will take swift and bold action across the federal government to roll back harmful #Trump administration policies as quickly as possible on #Jan. 20 and start tackling the crises the nation is facing,” #Psaki said. “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 #Jan. 20 that will halt or delay midnight regulations, actions taken by the #Trump administration that will not have taken effect by inauguration day.”

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There is a battle over late rules and regulatory changes every time there is a change of power at the #White #House.

#In 2016, #House #Republicans passed a bill that would grant them sweeping authority to nullify any rules and guidance implemented in the final 60 days of the #Obama administration.

#Psaki on #Wednesday cited a proposed #Department of #Labor rule that would make it easier for companies to deem their workers as independent contractors rather than full-time employees, as an example of a rule they’d seek to freeze. #Critics of the rule say it makes it easier for companies to misclassify their employees in order to deprive them of overtime pay or benefits.

“Issuing a regulatory freeze is standard practice for an incoming administration, but this freeze will apply not only to regulations but also guidance documents that can have enormous consequences on the lives of the #American people,” #Psaki said.

#Biden has also said he intends to implement several executive orders on his first day in office, with a focus on climate change.

The incoming president intends to rejoin the #Paris #Climate #Accords and reverse #Trump’s “environmental rollbacks that have made our air and water dirtier,” #Psaki said.





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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532119-biden-aims-to-freeze-trumps-midnight-regulations

##Biden #aims #freeze ##Trumps #midnight #regulations

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