Bills Introduced to Halt New Federal Regulations

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We from time to time have called our readers attention to developments in the important field of tort reform. While often this takes the form of state legislation affecting substantive legal doctrine, there is another important branch, evidenced by recent proposals from Republican senators seeking passage this fall of legislation that would impose a moratorium on multiple Administration regulations now in the pipeline.

For example, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), along with two dozen co-sponsors, has authored a bill that would bar all federal agencies from finalizing any pending rules or voluntary guidance documents that could significantly impact the economy. The moratorium would remain in place until unemployment returns to the level it was when the President took office (7.7%).

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