TOPEKA – (December 26, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked President Donald Trump to assert oversight of federal regulations promulgated by “independent” federal agencies. In a letter sent last week to President Trump, Schmidt, along with 13 other state attorneys general and two governors, recommended that Trump issue a new executive order subjecting independent agencies — such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Comptroller of the Currency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission — to an oversight process designed to produce better regulations. “[T]here is a significant gap in our nation’s regulatory oversight framework that threatens our workplaces, states, and communities with costly rules that were not...
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AG Derek Schmidt asks President Trump to oversee ‘independent’ agency regulations