Moolenaar Votes to Relieve Regulatory Burden

January 13, 2015
Press Release

Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) voted in support of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act. This legislation will require the Executive Branch to follow the least costly method of implementing new rules and regulations.

"Currently, federal regulations cost an average of $15,000 per household each year. Throughout my district, I have heard over and over about the onerous burden of federal regulations on small businesses, particularly farms. The federal government can and must do better."

"Today, I voted for these common-sense reforms to send a clear message to the Executive Branch that it can't do business as usual. The Senate should immediately pass this legislation," said Moolenaar.

The bill passed the House 250-175, with bipartisan support, and now heads to the Senate.