NACAC Opposes Executive Order on Federal Regulations

Arlington, VA (Feb. 15, 2017) — NACAC was one of more than 120 organizations to sign a letter this week urging the federal Office of Management and Budget to revoke its interim guidance regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring federal agencies to eliminate two federal regulations for every new one implemented. This is NACAC’s latest effort to urge President Trump to rescind the executive order.  

The order, issued on Jan. 30, also requires that any new rule be measured against its monetary cost.

“This system will unlawfully impose extensive burdens and costs on federal agencies,” the letter states.

In a statement released earlier this month, NACAC noted that federal rules “are designed to protect the rights or safety of US citizens and to protect taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse.”

“For example, federal law bans colleges and universities from using incentive compensation when recruiting students,” the NACAC statement noted. “This helps ensure that college recruiters have the students’ best interests in mind, rather than their own financial interests.”

See the full letter and read NACAC’s statement on the executive order.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

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