Mon, Mar. 27, 2017: Trump signs four bills to roll back Obama-era regulations

President Trump rolled back more Obama-era regulations Monday, signing four bills that reverse rules on education, land use and federal purchasing.

Promising to “remove every job-killing regulation we can find,” Trump said even more regulation-cutting bills were on the way.

The resolutions of disapproval reached the president’s desk through the Congressional Review Act, a rarely used tool that allows Congress to fast-track bills to reverse regulations. Before Trump, the law had been used successfully only once in its 21-year history. Continue reading “Mon, Mar. 27, 2017: Trump signs four bills to roll back Obama-era regulations”

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017: Trump meets with female small business owners

As one campaign promise gets pushed to the back burner, President Donald Trump hosted a roundtable Monday at the White House to promote economic empowerment for women business owners, moving forward with his pledge to help America’s small business sector.

“We must ensure that our economy is a place where women can work and thrive. We will continue addressing the barriers faced by [women in the workforce],” Trump assured the group of female executives.

In attendance at the meeting was Trumbull Unmanned founder Dyan Gibbens, a former Air Force graduate and Department of Defense employee who now heads one of the nation’s leading drone service providers to the energy sector. Also at the table was Shirley Ann Perry, founder of environmental consulting company HydroTech, and Claudia Mirza, CEO of workforce solutions company Akorbi.

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