U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry supported two bills this week to reform the regulatory process: the "Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011" and the "Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011."
"Both of these bills will help bring commonsense to agency rulemaking. With unemployment still hovering close to 9 percent, the federal government cannot stand in the way and hinder the development of new jobs through costly regulations," said Thornberry.
Congressman Thornberry also stated the goal is "to get at the heart of the matter by overhauling the rulemaking process to force agencies of the Executive Branch to consider the cost of regulations on our businesses and our country."