King reintroduces Sunset Act to hold Congress accountable

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U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4) released the following statement after re-introducing H.R. 2778, the Sunset Act:

“The role of Congress is to make the law, not create onerous red tape for entrepreneurs and businesses,” said King. “Americans must be able to hold their elected officials accountable for the rules and regulations that the federal government imposes upon them, and the Sunset Act will do just that.

My bill would require Congress to take an up or down vote on all new rules and regulations put forth by federal departments and agencies, recognizing that even rules that aren’t intended to have substantial economic impacts can have an outsized affect on small business and job creators. This legislation would also require that all current regulations be sunsetted and voted on by Congress for renewal. The Sunset Act will help ensure that rule and regulations churned out by Washington bureaucrats are necessary and helpful, not burdensome and problematic.”

To view the original bill text, click here.