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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri introduced a bill Wednesday that he says will streamline some government regulations, and do away with others altogether. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.
The bill would have Congress create a new commission, which would take input from the public on which regulations are outdated, unnecessary, or too much of a burden. That commission would report back to Congress with recommendations of what changes to make.
In a press release, Blunt said too many confusing regulations are stifling economic growth. The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Angus King of Maine. Blunt is a Republican, and King is an Independent, although he caucuses with the Senate Democrats.
The bill, called the “Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013,” would ensure a bipartisan, independent commission that would gather feedback from a very broad spectrum.
Under that bill, the commission’s report would then be placed on the calendar for an up-or-down vote without amendment.
To read the entire bill, you can click here.
For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Davidson.