MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas thanks the 245
Members of the House of Representatives who stood for small businesses everywhere
by passing H.R. 4078, a comprehensive regulatory reform bill that streamlines
the time consuming rulemaking and permitting process, brings transparency to rules
issued by federal agencies, and prohibits agencies from issuing a cascade of
regulations when a change in administrations occurs.
The bill would also create a
process to give the public the meaningful voice it is supposed to have in the
rulemaking process. Thirteen Democrats joined House Republicans in supporting
H.R. 4078 in the July 26 floor vote.
"We applaud House Members for
passing this important legislation, which is a first step on our road to making
government more transparent and to simplifying the rulemaking system that has been
growing at a rapid rate for many years,” says Dave Foulkrod, MRAA Chairman.
"MRAA now urges the Senate to swiftly follow the House leadership on this bill.
Passage of regulatory reform legislation to reduce the cost of complying to
federal laws is a key goal for MRAA’s legislative agenda.”
H.R. 4078 is the first attempt
by Congress to pass regulatory reform to reduce the crushing burden on
businesses and promote a positive policy to help jumpstart our economy since