Rep. Smith’s SCRUB Act Approved by Judiciary Committee

By Ozark Area Network

Published 06/29 2014 12:26PM

Updated 06/29 2014 12:31PM

WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee this month approved an act meant to ease regulations for small businesses.  The proposal was sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO).

It is called House Resolution 4874, which is the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014, or SCRUB Act

Smith says he filed the SCRUB Act in an effort to fight ineffective and intrusive federal regulations that are holding back private sector job creation and economic growth.

Smith shared that regulation from Washington are hurting job growth and keeping our economy from growing. He added that studies have estimated that every American household is burdened with $15,000 in regulatory cost year and that the SCRUB Act is designed to identify and eliminate outdated and ineffective regulations.

At the end of 2013, the Code of Federal Regulations contained 175,000 pages of regulations. Smith says he introduced the SCRUB Act to combat excessive regulations after seeing the impact the rules were having on families, small businesses and farmers in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District.

(Ozark Area Network)

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