Thank you for your leadership to safely guide American industry, small businesses, and families
through the coronavirus pandemic and protect the health of our nation's citizens. We write in
support of the new Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery, which
you signed on May 19, 2020 to require each federal agency to identify and make regulatory
changes that will cut bureaucratic red tape, encourage economic growth, and foster new jobs.
In order to address the impact of the coronavirus, the federal government has adopted hundreds
of new regulatory changes, waivers, and flexibilities to overcome inefficiency and deliver timely
relief to Americans impacted by the coronavirus. These are goals we should continue to pursue
in post-coronavirus governance. For example, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has
streamlined access to loans for local employers, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) are allowing relaxed policies to expand the use of telehealth, which is critically
needed in rural and remote communities. In our effort to combat the coronavirus, we are
uncovering the many burdensome agency practices that were not needed in the first place, and
we applaud your decision to sideline this red tape.
In Congress, we stand ready to help your administration pinpoint and reform agency policies in
the spirit of this new executive order. Together, we will prepare the U.S. economy to make an