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Presidential Memorandum on Regulatory Freeze Pending Review

Description: The memorandum instructs agency heads to send no regulation to the Federal Register until a department or agency head appointed or designated by the president reviews and approves the regulation, and to withdraw pending regulations not yet published. The memorandum temporarily postpones, for 60 days from the date of memo, rules published that have not taken effect.

Fair Economy Impact: The memorandum is similar to memos issued by previous administrations when first entering office.


  • Issued January 20, 2017