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house Bill H.R. 4003

One In, Two Out: Should Federal Agencies Repeal Two Existing Regulations For Each New One?

Argument in favor

Excessive regulations are impeding the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. Requiring agencies to eliminate two existing rules for each new one will promote efficiency and better oversight.

Ronald's Opinion
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10/17/2017
We should clean all regulations out on a regular basis. What might have neen a good idea at one time may be a bad idea for now.
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DEGUp's Opinion
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10/18/2017
It should not be necessary for business to hire “compliance” specialists just to stay out of paperwork trouble. We seriously need less regulation.
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Tyler's Opinion
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10/18/2017
Most federal regulations are crippling our already hurt economy. Remember, the freer the market, the freer the people!
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Argument opposed

This approach to deregulation assumes that there many needless, duplicative regulations that can be eliminated without weakening protections for consumers and the environment — that’s not the case.

scrambledgreggs's Opinion
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10/18/2017
Even if simplifying regulations might be conceptually a good idea, this principle is childish and petty. We should be evaluating on a case by case basis whether or not something is effective before arbitrarily removing it just for the sake of making room for something new.
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Brett's Opinion
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10/18/2017
No that’s a stupid rule. Regulations shouldn’t be removed unless there’s no need for them
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Robert 's Opinion
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10/18/2017
You can’t simply paint with a broad brush. How about you identify a regulation that needs to be updated rather than repealed.
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What is House Bill H.R. 4003?

This bill would require that federal agencies identify two existing rules that will be repealed before the implementation of a proposed new rule. Proposed rules that are required by enacted legislation would be exempt from this requirement.

Impact

Federal agencies proposing new regulations.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 4003

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-DepthSponsoring Rep. Bill Posey’s (R-FL) bill would essentially make an executive order signed by President Donald Trump two days after his inauguration that required agencies to identify two regulations to be repealed for each new rule.


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Summary by Eric Revell

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Official Title

To require that in a notice of proposed rule making for a new rule, the notice shall identify two rules which the agency intends to repeal.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
      Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
    IntroducedOctober 10th, 2017
    We should clean all regulations out on a regular basis. What might have neen a good idea at one time may be a bad idea for now.
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    Even if simplifying regulations might be conceptually a good idea, this principle is childish and petty. We should be evaluating on a case by case basis whether or not something is effective before arbitrarily removing it just for the sake of making room for something new.
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    No that’s a stupid rule. Regulations shouldn’t be removed unless there’s no need for them
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    You can’t simply paint with a broad brush. How about you identify a regulation that needs to be updated rather than repealed.
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    That makes sense only in a world where there isn't really a need for so many regulations because there aren't evil greedy people trying to make money at all costs. Most rules are put in place after the need has arisen. Look at what greed there is in politics and you'll see why regulations are put in place, for our protection. To randomly say we need to erase a few now, just because a new need has arisen, sounds like the greedy trying to pull one over on the rest of us, to me. Greed will always find an in and there will always be a need to put new rules to resist it, but if we need to erase old rules for some random reason then we let the greed back in again. Though the rules get heavy and cumbersome they are there for the protection of all, over the greed of just a few. Those who want to remove rules, should be suspect of being those greedy few.
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    That is one of the dumbest proposals I have ever heard. One of the government's biggest jobs is protecting our country's environment and citizens against corporate greed and misdeeds.
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    In a year of truly idiotic ideas, this is easily top five. In normal times, it would stand proudly at the top, but such are the times in which we live.
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    This foolish idea is unworthy of a high school civics essay, much less the proposal of a government. Having too many regulations is an asinine complaint about government.
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    No, this isn’t policy. It’s insanity. These people think our country and our lives are a joke.
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    It should not be necessary for business to hire “compliance” specialists just to stay out of paperwork trouble. We seriously need less regulation.
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    Allowing this bill to pass would grant broad powers to bureaucrats to push their own agenda while doubling their ability to roll back policy they don't agree with that was enacted by the previous administration. It's simply a partisan power grab that completely and irresponsibly ignores the potential consequences to consumers and the environment of it is enacted. It cannot be claimed that this bill will lead to progress when it is built on the very act of destroying what has come first to accomplish that goal.
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    Removing two regulations for every new one is ridiculous, some regulation is necessary. It would be better to review the regulation and decide to remove or keep it regardless of any new regulation.
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    Less is always better
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    Most federal regulations are crippling our already hurt economy. Remember, the freer the market, the freer the people!
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    I do believe that older regulations need to be reviewed to see if they do what they were intended to do and if they are still necessary. Having a regulation that says two regulations need to be removed before a new one is passed makes no sense. The real issue is not the number of regulations but their usefulness and do they cause more harm than good. Simply saying remove two before adding one is a kindergartner’s answer to the issue.
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    Childish. Regulations are imposed for the good of the American public. If it is no longer good eliminate it. Each should be looked at on its own merit or lack there of. Greed once again is coming into play with environmental regulations. Oil companies who have stuffed Pruitt’s pocket want clean air regulations lifted and the 2 for 1 policy imposed. Who is winning. Certainly not our lungs.
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    We are losing our ability to self govern and think for ourselves. None of this over-regulation would have flown with our parents and grandparents. Read “Three Felonies A Day”. Big brother does not know what is best to govern our everyday lives. The overwhelming and overbearing regulatory police state is exactly what the original 13 states were afraid of and why the Bill Of Rights were inserted into the greatest governing document in the history of mankind- our Constitution. How many people on this thread know what the Federal Register is, how many pages it has, and how much it has grown over the last 16 years? Are you aware that your elected representation have had almost zero input into these regulations? Congress has abdicated their responsibilities to a bureaucracy that not even our Presidents have much direct control over. When I speak to people about this the majority of them are not aware of legislated law vs administrative law.
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    This is how a child manages complexity, not how a modern democratic republic does so. That we are even considering this kindergarten inanity demonstrates the utter failure of leadership in the executive and legislative branches. We spend untold billions on our executive and legislative branches, and the best they can come up with is the sort of thing that a new mommy might come up with to teach their child how to clean out their toybox?
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    How about 1 in and 5 out!
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    It should be repeal 10 rules for every one created. Or better yet, just repeal all rules that violate the U.S.Constitution altogether.
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