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Wittman Supports Measure to Reduce Regulatory Burden

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Washington, January 5, 2017 | comments
WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) voted today in favor of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS). This measure would enhance oversight over the current regulatory process by requiring Congressional approval of any new major rule before it can be enforced. A major rule would be defined as a regulation that could result in major price increases for consumers, has an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy, or causes adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, or innovation.

“Washington needs to change the way it does business, especially when it comes at the expense of our small businesses,” said Wittman. “Burdensome regulations unnecessarily constrain job creators, often limiting growth opportunities. As a cosponsor of the REINS Act, I was proud to vote for a bill that will curb executive overreach, cut down on unneeded government bureaucracy, and hold government agencies accountable for the regulations they impose on Americans.”

Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he is Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee.

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