It was clear when Donald Trump began naming his Cupboard within the weeks after the 2016 election that his presidential agenda can be targeted on one mission: dismantling parts of the federal government he was elected to run.
Climate change denier Scott Pruitt was tapped to move the Environmental Safety Company. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was chosen to guide the Power Division, which he had as soon as vowed to abolish. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who had expressed skepticism concerning the earlier administration’s enforcement of honest housing legal guidelines, would run the division it fell below. Betsy DeVos, a conservative philanthropist with a mission to convey market-based ideas to public training, was named secretary of training.
A few of these names have come and gone, however the mission stays. The Trump administration has pursued a deregulatory agenda and made ineffective quite a few pointers and protections set forth by the Obama administration, arguably placing Individuals’ well being and security in danger on the job, on the highway, and in their very own communities. Now that we’re in a pandemic, the influence of those insurance policies is extra evident than ever.
For our joint challenge System Failure, Vox and the Center for Public Integrity seemed on the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks and price range cuts which have negatively affected public well being. In a collection of items over the subsequent few months, we look at deregulatory strikes which have touched a large swath of American life, from nursing houses to manufacturing unit farms to police departments to our workplaces.
The Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda has had a considerable influence on totally different sides of public well being and American life. System Failure goals to shine a light-weight on the administration’s actions — and hopefully inform how we go about rebuilding our authorities.
Reporters: Liz Essley Whyte, Alexia Fernández Campbell, Sarah Kleiner, Joe Wertz (CPI); Dylan Matthews, Ian Millhiser, Anna North, Dylan Scott (Vox)
Editors: Matt DeRienzo, Rui Kaneya, Jim Morris, Peter Newbatt Smith (CPI); Kate Dailey, Jessica Machado, Elbert Ventura (Vox)
Visuals and design editors: Janeen Jones (CPI), Christina Animashaun (Vox)
Graphics: Amanda Northrop (Vox)
Copy editors: Tanya Pai, Tim Williams (Vox)
Communications: Mei Fong, Rita Wang (CPI); Kaitie Ames, Jill Pike (Vox)
Engagement: Alex Eichenstein, Tori Powell, Kristine Villanueva (CPI); Nisha Chittal, Agnes Mazur (Vox)