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Unfunded Mandates Information & Transparency Act

To increase transparency about the costs of unfunded federal mandates and to hold the federal government accountable for considering those costs before passing them on to local governments and the private sector, Congresswoman Foxx and original co-sponsor Loretta Sanchez introduced the Unfunded Mandates Information & Transparency Act.

Congresswoman Foxx has introduced this legislation in the past four Congresses, and it has successfully passed the House with bipartisan support on four separate occasions.
 

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx“Every year Washington imposes thousands of rules on local governments and small businesses. Hidden in those rules are costly mandates that stretch state and city budgets and make it harder for North Carolina businesses to hire.

“At the very least policymakers and unelected regulators should know the price of what they dictate. The Unfunded Mandates Information & Transparency Act will help restore honesty and transparency to federal mandates and ensure Washington bureaucrats are held accountable for seeking public input and considering the negative consequences, in dollars and in jobs, prospective mandates will impose on the economy.

“Six years of work have gone into advancing this legislation, and there should be no further delay to its passage. Times are tight for families across this country. Millions of Americans remain unemployed, and many more still rely on small businesses and local governments for jobs, health care, public safety, and education. Washington should think carefully before it decrees regulation that could siphon from the limited dollars cities and small businesses use to keep people employed and localities functioning.”




Press Releases and News Mentions
House Passes Foxx’s Bipartisan Regulatory Transparency Legislation
Bipartisan Regulatory Transparency Legislation Advances from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Foxx, Sanchez Introduce Legislation to Make Federal Mandate Costs Transparent to Employers, Local Governments
Rep. Foxx's Bipartisan Regulatory Transparency Legislation Clears House
Foxx's Bipartisan Regulatory Transparency Legislation Advances From House Oversight & Government Reform Committee
ICYMI: Foxx Visits America’s News Headquarters
ICYMI: Foxx, Sanchez Tout Bipartisan Regulatory Transparency Legislation in Roll Call
Foxx, House members look to stop feds from ducking regulatory transparency rules
Foxx, Sanchez, Lankford, McIntyre, Peterson Introduce Legislation to Make Federal Mandate Costs Transparent to Local Governments, Employers




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