This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington:
- Trump's Supreme Court pick is Neil Gorsuch
- Homeland Security secretary says countries on banned list "may not be taken off anytime soon"
- Acting attorney general fired by Trump
- Trump orders agencies to cut back on regulations
- White House clarifies how new immigration policy affects green-card holders
President Trump signed an executive order Monday designed to fulfill his campaign pledge reduce red tape for businesses.
The two-page order requires that when a federal agency proposes new regulations, "it shall identify at least two existing regulations to be repealed."
“We want to make the life easier for small businesses” and big business, Trump said Monday from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, where he met with nine representatives of the small-business sector.
Trump said he hoped to see “up to 75%” of federal regulations eliminated during his presidency.
“Regulation has been horrible for big business, but it’s been worse for small business,” Trump said.
He also reiterated his promise to gut the Dodd-Frank Act, the financial regulatory overhaul that was passed after the financial crisis.
“Dodd-Frank is a disaster," he said. "We’re going to be doing a big number on Dodd-Frank.”
Consumer advocates who backed the law say that eliminating it would help Wall Street and other players in the financial sector at the expense of consumers.