Trump has reduced the pace of new rules, although it is unclear whether or not it has more than one regulation. The pace of federal restrictions climbed by 0.73 percent during the president's first 15 months in the White House, according to FactCheck.org assessment citing data from George Mason University's Mercatus Center. By December, only about 325 more restrictive rules were found on the books than when Trump took office, the report said. For comparison, the same type of rules increased by about 1.5 percent annually during both the Obama and George W. Bush administrations.
It is not clear whether Trump's regulatory changes actually improved the economy, either. Average monthly job creation has not noticeably improved since the Obama administration, while gross domestic product growth has been
Trump certainly thinks to utilize his deregulatory efforts makes a good political case. For years, politicians have promoted efforts to make it easier for businesses to operate and create jobs.
But public opinion may go against him ̵
Voters answered differently depending on their parties. While the majority of Democrats and most independents said they favored keeping regulations in place, Republicans by a wide margin said they wanted the president to get rid of rules.
effect from lax rules. For instance, Boeing has scrutinized over the certification process for its 737. Max jets following two deadly crashes since October.
On Wednesday, Klobuchar called for a "oversight investigation on what happened" with the company's jets.
, said Stan Veuger, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank. If more problems with the 737 Max emerge – the issues become more directly related to Trump administration policy – Trump could start to face more political pressure on it.
" a serious incident, "Veuger said.
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