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Tracking deregulation in the Trump era

The Trump administration has major deregulatory ambitions. But how much deregulation is actually happening? This tracker helps you monitor a selection of delayed, repealed, and new rules, notable guidance and policy revocations, and important court battles across eight major categories, including environmental, health, labor, and more. For a more thorough explanation of the tracker, including guidance on how to use its interactive features and an explanation of how entries are selected, click here. Sign up here to subscribe to the newsletter, which will include select updates from the Deregulatory Tracker as well as new research from the Center on Regulation and Markets. Whether you support or oppose ongoing regulatory changes, Americans have the right to participate in the regulatory process and to comment on these proposed rules. Read more on here on how to submit the most effective comments on proposed regulations.

Note: This deregulatory tracker reflects regulatory actions taken as of January 19, 2021.


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Repealed: the rule has been repealed and rescinded, or withdrawn.
Delayed: the rule has been delayed and is not in other stages of rulemaking.
In Rulemaking: the rule is currently progressing in some stage of the rulemaking process.
In Effect: the deregulatory action is/will be in effect and in practice.
Unchanged: the original regulatory rule remains unchanged.
Partially Effective: only part of the original rule is in effect, or some provisions are delayed.
This tracker monitors a curated selection of deregulatory activity developed by experts in the Center on Regulation and Markets at Brookings. If you have questions or suggestions related to what deregulatory activity is or isn’t included, or feedback on the usability of the tracker itself, we’d love to hear from you! Email
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