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Bipartisan Regulatory Transparency Legislation Advances from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

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Washington, January 27, 2015 | comments
WASHINGTON – Bipartisan regulatory transparency legislation sponsored by Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., today advanced from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 

The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, H.R. 50, would shed light on how federal policies impact the budgets of state and local governments and private sector employers by fixing loopholes within the bipartisan regulatory reform act known as UMRA. Foxx has introduced this legislation in the past four Congresses, and it has successfully passed the House with bipartisan support on three separate occasions.

 “Transparency and accountability are not partisan issues. This legislation is purely about making government work better for the American people by requiring openness and honesty from Washington about the true cost of regulations, whether those costs come in dollars or in lost jobs,” said Foxx. “It is my hope the bipartisan support with which this legislation was introduced will pave the way for its swift passage from the House of Representatives.”  

“This bill increases transparency in the regulatory process and protects state and local governments from the burden of unfunded and often unnecessary mandates that waste time and money,” said Sanchez.

For additional information on the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, please view the fact sheet.

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U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx is currently serving her sixth term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.
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