President Trump signs EO Protecting Americans from Over Criminalization through Regulatory Reform, 1-18-21

Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2021EXECUTIVE ORDER- – – – – – -PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM OVERCRIMINALIZATION THROUGH REGULATORY REFORM By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to improve transparency with respect to the consequences of violating certain regulations and to protect Americans from facing unwarranted criminal punishment for unintentional violations of regulations, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Purpose.   In the interest of fairness, Federal criminal law should be clearly written so that all Americans can understand what is prohibited and act accordingly. Some statutes have authorized executive branch agencies to promulgate thousands of regulations, creating a thicket of requirements that can be difficult to navigate, and many of these regulations are enforceable through criminal processes and penalties. The purpose of this order is to alleviate regulatory burdens on Americans by ensuring that they have notice of potential criminal liability for violations of regulations and by focusing criminal enforcement of regulatory offenses on the most culpable individuals.Sec. 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the Federal Government that:(a) Agencies promulgating regulations that may subject a violator to criminal penalties should be explicit about what conduct is subject to criminal penalties and the mens rea standard applicable to those offenses;(b) Strict liability offenses are “generally disfavored.” United States v. United States Gypsum, Co., 438 U.S. 422, 438 (1978).

President Trump issues EO Building the National Garden of American Heroes, 1-18-21

Office of the Press SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 18, 2021EXECUTIVE ORDER- – – – – – -BUILDING THE NATIONAL GARDEN OF AMERICAN HEROES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:  Section 1.  Background. In Executive Order 13934 of July 3, 2020 (Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes), I made it the policy of the United States to establish a statuary park named the National Garden of American Heroes (National Garden). To begin the process of building this new monument to our country’s greatness, I established the Interagency Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes (Task Force) and directed its members to plan for construction of the National Garden. The Task Force has advised me it has completed the first phase of its work and is prepared to move forward. This order revises Executive Order 13934 and provides additional direction for the Task Force. Sec. 2.  Purpose.