Peterson calls for cutting federal red tape

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., joined other lawmakers from both parties and both congressional chambers in introducing a bill they claim will streamline federal regulatory processes.

Sounding a lot like what the Minnesota Legislature did earlier this year, the bill would affect future federal regulations but not touch existing ones.

“While it is difficult to enact a new law, it’s even harder to get a regulation written correctly,” Peterson said. “In many cases, interest groups try to use regulation to interpret the law in their best interest, instead of following the intent of the law. By bringing transparency and accountability to the regulatory process, the American people will be allowed to have a voice in these policy decisions.”

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