U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) joined Congressmen Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) and Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) to introduce the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation to reform the Federal Code of Regulations by creating a commission tasked with eliminating and revising outdated and redundant federal regulations. The measure has broad support, with 14 members of Congress from both parties joining in the introduction. Last week, Senators Angus King (I-ME), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
“As a former small business owner, I’m committed to ensuring that government regulations don’t strangle economic growth,” said Congressman Schrader. “We clearly have too many regulations on the books and it’s high time we task a group with reviewing them with a fine tooth comb to determine which are repetitive or no longer relevant. This legislation is as commonsense as it gets and the bipartisan coalition supporting it speaks to that.”
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