Some of the most fundamental federal economic reforms must be left to the U.S. Congress, but the executive branch can take important steps on its own to combat inequality, spur growth, and achieve broad-based prosperity. With the stroke of a pen, for example, the president can substantially alter how, and for whom, the U.S. economy works.
Below are a selection of factsheets outlining executive actions that the executive branch can take, whether through executive orders, agency regulations, or subregulatory guidance, to advance more equitable economic growth. Here, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth has compiled its executive action factsheets in one place, outlining concrete steps that the executive branch can take without Congress. Taken together, these policy recommendations can help build an economy that delivers strong, stable, and broadly shared growth.