Sinema Leads Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Outdated Government Regulations


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema led a bipartisan group of members to introduce the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2017, legislation to reform the Federal Code of Regulations by creating a commission tasked with eliminating and revising outdated and redundant federal regulations.

“We constantly hear from Arizona business owners that burdensome, unnecessary regulations hurt their ability to grow and hire,” said Sinema. “Our legislation is a commonsense solution to review and repeal these outdated and redundant regulations. I’ll continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to cut red tape and help Arizona businesses thrive.”    

The Regulatory Improvement Act creates an independent, bipartisan commission called the Regulatory Improvement Commission (RIC) to review rules that are outdated, duplicative, or in conflict with one another, and then present recommendations to Congress for an up-or-down vote. Members of the RIC would be composed of representatives from business and civic organizations and would be appointed by the President and Congressional leaders.

Cosponsors of the Regulatory Improvement Act are Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3), Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), and Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03).