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  • Regulatory Moratorium Bill Passes House

    The US House of Representatives passed a bill that would freeze many regulations, including those introduced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), until unemployment falls to pre-recession levels. The legislation, the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act , was introduced in the House in February and passed the House in a 240-178 vote largely on party lines on 26 July. Among the bill's numerous provisions is a title stripping federal agencies of their power to pas...
  • Bill Would Freeze Major Regulatory Actions Until Unemployment Rate Falls

    • 27 February 2012
    A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives 17 February aims to halt the passage of any regulations that have economic costs of more than $100 million until the unemployment rate falls below 6%. The Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012 (HR 4078) would also prevent any regulatory actions that creates inconsistencies with another agency, "raise novel legal or policy issues", or "materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlement, grants, user fees or loa...