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Senate Regulatory Reform Bills

June 1, 2017

Several bills that recently won Senate committee approval could have devastating impacts on the efficiency and effectiveness of government. Our new fact sheets describe the dangers of these bills. They include the Midnight Rules Relief Act, which would allow Congress to repeal thousands of rules in a single resolution; the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would rewrite notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures and create extraordinarily burdensome hurdles in rule implementation; and the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, which would prevent agencies from issuing statutorily required rules unless approved by Congress. We have begun to distribute these fact sheets in order to alert Senators and other stakeholders about the threats these bills pose.

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