The Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers
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On December 2, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Accountability Act (HR 3010) to modernize the 65-year old Administrative Procedures Act, reform cumbersome processes, and encourage common sense in regulation.  The Senate has not yet taken action on its companion measure (S 1606).

S 1606 would enhance public participation in rulemaking, require regulatory agencies to choose the lowest cost option or explain a compelling need otherwise, and direct on-the-record administrative hearings with agency officials.  In addition, the Regulatory Accountability Act would require regulations to take into consideration direct and indirect cumulative costs, benefits, and the estimated impact on jobs, growth, innovation, and competitiveness, as well as reasonable alternatives, including no federal response.  The bill would be prospective and would not affect regulations already in effect or that have been proposed.

The Regulatory Accountability Act would restore common sense to the regulatory process and result in efficient and effective regulation.  Please use the form below to contact your Senators and urge them to take action on S 1606 soon.

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