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Thornberry Reacts to Regulatory Accountability Act

Representative Mac Thornberry voted for the Regulatory Accountability Act, today.

The Act, which passed the United States House of Representatives by a wide margin, is aimed "To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes."

Thornberry joined 238 of his fellow Congressional representatives in voting for the bill. The bill passed by a margin of 238-183.

Five Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for the bill. These representatives included Jim Costa (CA), Henry Cuellar (TX), Stephanie Murphy (FL), Collin C. Peterson (MN), and Kurt Schrader (OR).

Thornberry praised the bill's passage in a statement, saying, "People are sick and tired of regulations that hurt jobs and our economy, and Congressional Republicans made repealing or correcting burdensome regulations the first item on our agenda. The provisions in this bill will make the regulatory process more transparent, federal agencies more accountable, and the regulations they produce less costly."

The bill will now reach the United States Senate.

For complete information about the bill, please visit

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