Senate Subcommittee Hearing to Examine Costs of Regulatory Delay
by Katie Greenhaw, 7/31/2013
Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights, and Agency Action will hold its first hearing on regulatory policy. The hearing, titled "Justice Delayed: The Human Cost of Regulatory Paralysis," will examine the important benefits of public protections and the very real costs of regulatory delay.
The subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over administrative practices and procedures including agency rulemaking and adjudication, is chaired by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Blumenthal raised concerns about regulatory delay in a May letter sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Blumenthal urged the agency to end excessive delays in reviewing crucial health and safety protections.
This hearing is an opportunity to draw attention to the value of environmental, worker safety, and consumer protections and will explore how delays of standards and safeguards hurt Americans and cost lives.
The hearing will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Click here for more information and webcast details.