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Deirdre Fulton – Trump Receives Right-Wing Wish List to Gut Rules on Climate, Nutrition, Wages

A wish list from the conservative House Freedom Caucus delivered to President-elect Donald Trump recommends dismantling a whopping 232 Obama administration rules and regulations that govern everything from school lunches and ceiling fans to net neutrality and the minimum wage for federal contract workers.

It would overturn restrictions on oil exploration and coal extraction on federally owned land, repeal the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, and end executive actions protecting undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children. It would “cancel U.S. commitments to the Paris Agreement,” move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and ax recent guidelines from the Office of Civil Rights related to transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

It also proposes eliminating the Office of Global Climate Change; the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights; and the Special Envoy for Climate Change, all within the State Department—which is set to be headed by ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

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