ACTION ALERT! Urge Your Senators to Support the Regulatory Accountability Act!

The Congress has an historic opportunity to dramatically improve the regulatory process and to increase the competitiveness of the American pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products industry.
 
We need your help to urge the Senate to act on legislation providing system-wide regulatory reform!
 
In an increasingly competitive global economy, American manufacturing must wrestle with a playing field here at home that increasingly has become distorted by a patchwork of federal regulations.
 
With more than 3,500 federal rules issued each year, U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers have spent billions of dollars on regulatory compliance and could be required to spend an additional $10 billion over the next decade.
 
Poorly-designed regulations are discouraging growth and limiting job creation. To fix this, government leaders must embrace systemic regulatory reform.
 
AF&PA supports the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (RAA) to improve the process for writing federal regulations. The RAA would ensure that regulations pass a cost-benefit test and do more good than harm.

It was introduced as S. 951 in the Senate by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), passed out of committee in May, and is ready for the full Senate to consider. A similar bill passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year. 

Please complete the form below to ask your Senators to co-sponsor the Regulatory Accountability Act and urge leadership to bring it to the floor for a vote.

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