Tag Archives: Trump

Fighting Against Agencies: Trump and Bolsonaro’s Overcrossing Agendas, by Antônio Sepulveda and Igor De Lazari

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Good regulation is important to ensure proper functioning of economies and public services, and governments generally, regardless of ideological alignment, have resorted to regulations. However, Presidents occasionally favor limiting government by arguing inter alia that regulations may have negative and unintended consequences and become less effective or burdensome over time. Both the Brazilian and American […]

Scrutinizing Trump’s Taxes is in Congress’s Power, by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.

by Guest Blogger — Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

I read with great interest Andy Grewal’s recent post on plans by House Democrats to compel the release to Congress of Donald Trump’s tax returns. As a Democratic Member of the House of Representatives and the leader of my caucus’s efforts to expose Trump’s financial records to sunlight, I felt it appropriate to respond to […]

Measuring President Trump’s Regulatory Reform Agenda: The 2-for-1 Rule, by Roncevert Ganan Almond

by Guest Blogger — Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Almost immediately following his entry into the Oval Office, President Donald J. Trump initiated an aggressive regulatory reform agenda intended to downsize the imprint and reduce the influence of the Federal government. Through a series of executive orders, supported by guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and his proposed budget to Congress, […]

Why the Trump Hiring Freeze Is Likely Illegal?, by Sam Wice

by Guest Blogger — Friday, May 26, 2017

President Trump’s hiring freeze is likely illegal. In an effort to reduce the size of the federal workforce, President Trump instituted a general hiring freeze on new federal workers. Subsequently, President Trump issued a memo instructing agencies to “begin taking immediate actions to achieve near-term workforce reductions and cost savings, including planning for funding levels […]