S. 56- The RED Tape Act of 2017

S. 56- The RED Tape Act of 2017– Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan introduced this bill to make it more difficult for a federal agency to update existing regulations. It is the Congressional equivalent of President Trump’s “Two-for-One” Executive Order. Rather than removing “Red Tape,” it will make it harder for federal agencies to implement laws with real-world solutions, including protecting American citizens and managing public lands. This is a blatant attempt by Senator Sullivan to appeal to his corporate donor base, a complete overreach by Congress, and is fueled by a desire to circumvent public good for the benefit of private corporate profits. In a ruse to give the illusion of efficiency, any new rule must cost less than the two being thrown out. Making these cost-benefit estimates is inherently difficult because of uncertainty and the challenge of validating previous estimates.

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