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For Immediate Release
January 16, 2018

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PA Chamber Calls for Regulatory Reform on State and Federal Levels

HARRISBURG - Citing the negative impact overreaching regulations can have on the Commonwealth’s business climate, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Director of Government Affairs Kevin Sunday issued the following statement today at a press conference on regulatory reform, where he was joined by several state legislators and other business leaders:

 

“At both the state and federal level, elected legislators have yielded too much power to regulatory agencies who, as a practical matter, are now in the driver’s seat in setting policy that affects every business and family. We strongly applaud efforts by elected officials to re-establish that the legislative branch is the primary branch of government for policymaking. As federal mandates continue to place a major strain on both business and state and local governments, we also applaud Congress for its continued consideration of the Regulatory Accountability Act, a bipartisan effort to update and modernize the Administrative Procedure Act - which has not been amended in nearly 70 years - to obligate agencies to take the most cost-effective regulatory path to achieve the state policy goals of the legislative branch and to bring more accountability and transparency to the rulemaking process. The bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act has already passed the U.S. House and has been reported out of a Senate committee; we encourage Senators Toomey and Casey to vote for this important legislation.”

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