Administration Transition

The Trump Administration recently released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget request. The FY 2018 budget request is notable because it proposes dramatic cuts to both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), among other agencies. Presidential budget proposals are at most a starting point – with Congress ultimately

The White House recently announced that President Donald J. Trump plans to nominate Scott Gottlieb, M.D., to serve as FDA Commissioner. This appointment requires Senate confirmation.  Additionally, the past couple weeks have seen several actions by the Trump Administration to advance its regulatory reform agenda.

  • First, the Department of Commerce issued a request for information

On February 24, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order 13777 directing federal agencies on how to implement the administration’s recent regulatory reform initiatives. The order directs each agency to identify a Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO), who will chair a Regulatory Reform Task Force for the agency. The RROs and Task Forces will evaluate

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued interim guidance on how agencies should implement two recent White House actions—the Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs and the White House memorandum issuing a hiring freeze. The OMB guidance interpreting the Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,

On January 30, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to reduce the number of federal regulations and establish a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations. For Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017), the order requires that for each new rule proposed or finalized, the

Since President Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20, the Trump administration has taken several actions that will affect the regulation of the food and agriculture industries domestically, as well as potential trade opportunities for these industries internationally. First, on January 20, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum to the