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H.R. 662: Government Red-Tape Reduction Act

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There are so many federal rules and regulations that an estimated majority of Americans have probably violated criminal law, even if unknowingly.


It seems that the number of federal rules and regulations never stops increasing.

At the end of its fourth year, the George W. Bush administration had created 167 new “economically significant” federal rules, defined as costing $100 million or more. Then the Barack Obama administration went even higher than that, with 225 by the end of its fourth year. Then the Donald Trump administration went even higher than that, with 252 by the end of its fourth year.

Trump’s final year of 2020 set a new record for the most economically significant federal rules created in a single year with 134. The previous record, 99, …

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Bill Posey

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 1, 2021

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Feb 1, 2021

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