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Report claims deregulation agenda could benefit Trump Organization

Joe Mont | October 11, 2017

A report released on Oct. 11 by the advocacy group Public Citizen and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) claims that President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda could boost the bottom line of his businesses.

The report “Deregulating for Dollars: How Donald Trump’s Reckless Anti-Regulation Agenda Could Boost His Own Pocketbook,” was released to coincide with Cicilline’s introduction of the DRAIN the Swamp Act, intended to “bring transparency to the public on how Trump and top government officials could profit from deregulation.”

The bill, fully named named the “Deter Revolving-door Appointments in our Nation; Stop Washington Appointees from becoming Manipulative Petitioners Act,” amends the federal criminal code to revise post-employment lobbying restrictions on senior executive branch officials and employees.

Specifically, it imposes a five-...

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