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Collins First National Op-Ed Announces Regulatory Reform Working Group

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Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) announced today in an opinion piece in collaboration with fellow freshman Member, Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL), the formation of a Regulatory Reform Working Group. Reps. Collins and Yoho will co-chair the freshman Member group, which will focus on creating a flexible regulatory system that promotes the private sector by targeting and developing plans to eliminate strenuous regulations that have hindered job creation.

"We have an executive branch that has an obsession with adding tedious regulations into the daily routines of American job creators; hence, eliminating time that could be spent promoting their individual businesses and putting folks back to work. This type of irresponsible behavior from the Obama Administration must come to an end, and the federal government should begin the process of helping to generate an economic environment that encourages, not discourages, job creation.

"Under the Obama Administration, the federal government has chosen to overstep its role in the daily lives of American business and families, and I think that's just wrong. When I travel throughout Georgia's Ninth District, I am constantly hearing concerns from my constituents about this issue; it's hurting good folks everywhere. This is one of the reasons I was so pleased to serve on the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform on Judiciary, and why I was so excited to get this group started with my good friend from Florida."

An excerpt from the op-ed can be found below.

"Our federal government's predisposition to overregulation creates a climate of confusion in the private sector about potential returns on investment. We've moved beyond the old adage "if it moves, regulate it" to "if it exists, regulate it." It's time for Washington to focus on creating a regulatory system that is flexible--allowing the market to decide the optimal path to implementation."

For more information about our releases, please contact Congressman Collins' Communications Director, Loree Anne Thompson, at (202) 809-2285.


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