Governors seek role in work on Executive Order, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda”

Western Governors have reached out to leadership of the Department of the Interior, Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Agriculture in regards to President Trump’s Executive Order, "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda," which requires federal agencies to critically examine their regulatory processes.

In particular, the Governors appreciate the order's explicit requirement that "federal agencies seek input and assistance from states" and that "Western Governors request the opportunity to participate – either by representation on the task force or otherwise," in the reviews.

The Governors also note that WGA Resolution 2017-01, Building a Strong State-Federal Relationship, is a good starting point for that participation. The letter sent on April 19, 2017, was signed by WGA Chair, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and WGA Vice Chair, and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

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