by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2016
Conservatives in the House are ready to help President-elect Donald Trump drain the swamp by preparing a list of regulations Trump can eliminate starting on Jan. 20, 2017.
Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, and other members of the House Freedom Caucus hope to submit a list of 200 regulations Trump can scrap in the early days of his administration as he engages with “this massive bureaucracy”.
“We started out with a hundred rules and regulations that we wanted to offer the new administration to be able to address on Day One – certainly within the first 100 days,” Meadows, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Breitbart News. “That list has now grown to 188.”
Meadows said the economically damaging rules and regulations could be overturned without legislation. He added that House Freedom Caucus members are confident they can reach 200 by the time Trump is sworn in.
“The 200 regulations, I think will speak for themselves as to how they will spur job growth,” he said.
“As a guy, who never had the federal government help me make payroll – what I have found is the most useful way conservatives can be helpful is not to demand a certain action, but to highlight the action that is impeding jobs across the country from New York to California and in between – now that we have a ‘jobs president’ in the White House we don’t have to educate him about the stumbling blocks to job growth,” Meadows said.
“We just have to identify where it is in this massive bureaucracy.”
Meadows said Freedom Caucus members and staff of his House Oversight Committee are producing a “Landing Book” for Trump appointees which are “part map, part instruction guide and part cultural awareness resource for those about to lead and engage with the federal bureaucracy.”
The books are a “culmination of eight years of dealing with the administration of President Barack Obama and his administration” – and will be a counterpoint to the packets traditionally presented to the incoming officials.
“We are trying not to get in and encroach their area of jurisdiction and to be a partner, where it is a hand-in-glove kind of transfer – I am hopeful we’ll see some real fruits to that coming out,” Meadows said.