Although the language of Congress's justification in this proposal is intentionally designed to make any opposition seem unreasonable (I can already hear it: "how could you vote against... SHOULDN'T the public be entitled to understand how their tax $ is spent???) the reality is that this bill is wholly unhelpful. Here's why: 1. This is largely duplicative (most significant regulations are already subject to notice and comment procedures for public input; regulations already present a reg. evaluation that looks at everything from costs to benefits; and technical issues the public isn't skilled enough technically in most cases to understand so agencies explain them in the reg. eval); 2. This is just another attempt to deny the agency expertise that has been developed by executive branch agencies over time regardless of who was in power; 3. There is no question that underperforming regulatory processes or regulatory processes that aren't working out as intended ought to be addressed to correct problems before creating new regulations from wholecloth--but this is what ordinarily happens anyway since fed. employees have no incentive to make their own work harder; and 4. this is just one more attempt to devalue the federal scale regulations, which is against the interests of businesses nationwide since there is nothing worse for a business than the unpredictability of rules varying from state to state. This bill is couched in terminology that suggests everyone should be "on board," but the reality is it is a veiled power grab from Federal agencies and does not add to the process; it only delegitimizes the role of federal oversight, which is often key to consistency of rules nationwide to prevent conflicting compliance regimes from state to state.