Archive for March, 2015
Editor’s Note: The #CutRedTape Initiative website is available here.
From: The Hill
By Lydia Wheeler
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) announced an initiative Friday to address the speed, frequency and relevancy of federal regulations.
In launching the #CutRedTape Initiative, the lawmakers have created a website, hsgac.senate.gov, where people can go online and voice their concerns and complaints about federal regulations that are creating a problem for their business or family.
Posted by Howard Shelanski
In 2011, President Obama called on federal agencies to undertake an unprecedented government-wide regulatory review to identify rules on the books with outdated requirements or unjustified costs. Retrospective review continues to be a key priority for the Obama Administration. Since the release of Executive Order 13563 in 2011, federal agencies have been continually identifying outdated and duplicative regulations and have taken action to modify or eliminate them where possible. And the Administration has made significant progress. For example, the Department of Transportation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have already finalized significant retrospective review initiatives. To date, the retrospective review process is expected to achieve $20 billion in savings over five years, and is on track to eliminate over 100 million paperwork burden reduction hours.