Congressman French Hill Statement on SCRUB Act

WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2017. The SCRUB Act calls for a bipartisan commission to identify outdated and unnecessarily burdensome regulations that need to be repealed or modified. After passage of the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:


“Last year, I wrote a letter to then-President-elect Donald Trump asking him to create a regulatory relief task force to address the overly burdensome regulations from federal agencies that are hurting economic and job growth. I am pleased that this administration is showing an appetite for eliminating bad regulatory policy and performing cost-benefit analyses for new rules and regulations. We need a task force or commission to help better assess the problem and keep Congress engaged with the administration on the topic of regulatory reform. The SCRUB Act creates the type of task force that can be useful in stopping the debilitating effects bad regulatory policy has on creating a healthier economy.”