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Pres. Biden looks to puts a hold on any midnight regulations from the Trump administration

February 19, 2021

President Joe Biden is looking to freeze any new federal regulations agencies instigated in the waning days of the Trump administration. In a memo, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told agencies to hold off on publishing any new rules until after Biden’s appointees have had a chance to review them. For now, almost all of those appointees are career civil servants working in an “acting” capacity. For recent rules that have already been published, the memo also asks agencies to consider delaying their implementation by two months — again, so the new administration can determine whether or not it supports them.