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The Senate’s Misguided and Wasteful Regulatory Accountability Act

The Senate’s Misguided and Wasteful Regulatory Accountability Act

May 12, 2017

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Filed under Issue Briefs, Transparency

The Senate’s Regulatory Accountability Act would rewrite notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures and create extraordinarily burdensome hurdles in rule implementation by requiring trial-like public hearings. Our issue brief describes how this change to regulatory reform would give opponents of major public safeguards a valuable tool to delay implementation for years, without any regard to the harm that delay would impose on the health and safety of the American public.