Sen. Deb Fischer says one of her first priorities will be to cut red tape.
Fischer is a co-sponsor of the Regulatory Responsibility for our Economy Act of 2013. It would require federal agencies to modify, streamline or repeal duplicative and burdensome regulations. It also would require agencies to calculate the impact on the economy of proposed regulations.
Fischer tells Nebraska reporters that federal red tape is more than a bother, it is a hindrance to economy growth.
“As you’ve heard me say a number of times also, I believe that in order to turn around our economy, we have to get government out of the way and allow businesses to expand and businesses to grow jobs,” Fischer states.
Fischer says she’s in a position to make a difference as a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee…and she’s optimistic, noting that President Obama issued an executive order in 2011 to reduce regulations.
Fischer has also signed a letter [PDF of Fischer letter] to the Obama Administration, complaining about proposed rules under the Endangered Species Act. Fischer contends the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fail to provide complete explanation for proposed revisions to critical habitat economic impact analyses and have hidden the true cost of critical habitat designations.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:35]