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Russell Vought, former Trump administration director of the Office of Management and Budget, listens during a news briefing on March 11, 2019. Vought is currently president of the think tank The Center for Renewing America. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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If Trump is reelected, the independence of federal agencies could be at risk

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C. Gensler discussed his approach to the job in a recent interview with NPR. Bill Clark/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Wall Street's top cop thinks it's time to get tough

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A proposed rule could cause headaches and extra work for the successor of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, seen with President Trump in November. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft are parked at a Southern California airport after the aircraft was grounded by the FAA. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Not Just Airplanes: Why The Government Often Lets Industry Regulate Itself

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Early-morning traffic backs up on Interstate 5 during a Jan. 11 snowstorm in Portland, Ore. Truck drivers say such conditions, combined with limitations on their working hours, cost them a lot of money because of their mileage-based pay. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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White House Pushes New Truck Safety Regulation While Loosening Obama-Era Rules

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A pump jack at work in 2016, near Firestone, Colo. The American Exploration & Production Council, which represents oil and gas exploration firms, is one of many industry groups supporting the HONEST Act, which was passed by the House and is now with the Senate. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists

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The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA is one of a number of federal agencies with wide-ranging regulatory power intended to protect Americans. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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President Trump To Cut Regulations By '75 Percent' — How Real Is That?

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