By Eli Yokley
December 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm ET
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows on Wednesday released a list of more than 200 rules and regulations the group thinks President-elect Donald Trump should target during his first 100 days in office.
The suggestions span across the entire government, from reinstating a Defense Department ban on women serving in combat to repealing President Barack Obama’s orders that deferred legal action for thousands of immigrant youths.
“When the American people spoke on November 8, they provided conservatives with an opportunity to restore order in our government and to remove the out-of-control bureaucratic red tape that so often stunts the growth of otherwise successful Americans,” the North Carolina Republican said in a statement.
The Freedom Caucus, which was founded at the start of the 114th Congress, has maintained an antagonistic relationship with House Republican leaders while Democrats have held the White House. With the GOP now set to control both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, one of its founders, Rep. Rául Labrador of Idaho, has said he could see the group putting pressure on Trump.
Many of the suggested regulations changes — such as the Obama administration’s use of the Clean Water Act to regulate agriculture or the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule — have broad support among Republicans. But some on the list, for example, a noise standard for planes flying over the country dubbed “Make Sonic Boom Again,” are more obscure.
See the full list here.
Eli Yokley is a senior data reporter at Morning Consult covering politics and campaigns. @eyokley