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VIDEO: Jaime Herrera Beutler Speaks in Support of the Regulatory Accountability Act Passed Today by U.S. House

Legislation aims to reduce costs on American families caused by federal regulatory burden through more a more transparent process

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Washington, DC, January 13, 2015 | comments
Jaime Herrera Beutler today joined a majority of her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act.
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Jaime Herrera Beutler today joined a majority of her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act. This legislation requires federal agencies to consider all economic impacts when developing new regulations and implement them in the most cost-efficient way possible.

The Regulatory Accountability Act, a bill that maintains current regulations and applies the new standards to those issued going forward, passed by a vote of 250-175. The current economic impact of federal regulations on the U.S. economy is $1.86 trillion, or equivalent to $15,000 per American household.

Click here to see video of Jaime promoting the
Regulatory Accountability Act on the U.S. House floor today.



“We need to bring common sense to federal regulations in a way that protects hardworking residents of Southwest Washington,” said Jaime. “The economic burden stemming from federal regulations is equivalent to $15,000 per American family – that’s a lot of money! With the Regulatory Accountability Act, we’re requiring federal agencies to consider the impact on citizens who live outside of Washington, DC – those who run businesses and employ people. Importantly, the bill keeps intact meaningful protections for consumers, our air and water, and our health. With this bipartisan legislation, we’re making sure that government is here to serve citizens, and reduce the costs that over-burdensome regulations impose on those folks.”
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