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President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The executive order would establish regulatory reform officers and task forces within federal agencies a part of his push to slash federal government regulations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump signed another order to reduce federal regulations


President Donald Trump signed a new executive order taking aim at government regulations on Friday.

The president says the order will direct each federal agency to establish a regulatory reform task force. The task forces will then recommend which regulations they can simplify or eliminate, according to the Associated Press.

The president has long argued that excessive regulations are "killing jobs, driving companies out of our country like never before."

More on the executive order

He says the regulator burden is "an impossible situation" for big and small businesses, but says, "we're going to solve it very quickly."

Trump signed the order in the Oval Office surrounded by top executives from major corporations.

He signed a previous order that instructed agencies to identify two regulations to eliminate for every new one they create.

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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