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Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery

On May 19, President Trump released an executive order directing agencies to consider regulatory flexibility that could promote economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The president wrote, “Agencies should address this economic emergency by rescinding, modifying, waiving, or providing exemptions from regulations and other requirements that may inhibit economic recovery,” and highlighted certain regulations agencies could temporarily or permanently lift.

This executive order follows previous actions from the administration intended to reduce regulatory burden and promote flexibility for all sectors of the economy. The call to action aims to give agency directors freedom to support the public and aid economic recovery as they see fit.

We encourage all members to visit the America’s Essential Hospitals coronavirus resource page for more information about the outbreak.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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