Here is what the president had to say about hair braiding in Nebraska.
What you’ve been doing on occupational licensing reform — that’s a big thing we’ve been working on in Nebraska as well.
And just, it impacts so many people’s lives when you do that. So, for example, we have a woman who wanted to open up her own hair-braiding business in her home. But because of the rules and regulations in Nebraska, she would have had to have 2,100 hours of licensing — you know, classrooms to be able to get that license.
That’s a long time.
And now maybe I don’t get the whole hair-braiding thing — (laughter) — but nobody’s health or safety is put at risk by bad hair-braiding. And so one of the things we did is we took — you know, got rid of that requirement so she wouldn’t have to have that license so she could open up her own business —
— and be able to help add jobs to the economy. And that’s one of the things that your administration supported. So thank you very much for that. We really appreciate it.
And we’re continuing — I signed an executive order freezing all regulatory rulemaking until the regulations have been reviewed.