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MRAA applauds passage of the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act

Tuesday, July 31, 2012   (0 Comments)
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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 the 1980s.