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Publication Date

4-1-1999

Series Information

Policy Brief 194

Publisher

Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130

Description

The public and Congress both need to know more about the costs and benefits of government regulation. This testimony before the Senate Committee on Government affairs in April 1999 addresses the proposed S.59 bill, the Regulatory Right-to-Know Act of 1999, and the proposals for a Congressional Office of Regulatory Analysis. S.59 accomplishes the desirable objective of raising the level of public regulatory understanding in a straightforward and nonpartisan manner: providing consistent regulatory data. Likewise, a new Office of Regulatory Analysis would give Congress an independent source of information - provided its charter were broad enough for the task.

Keywords

Government Regulation, Congressional Oversight, Costs and Benefits, Office of Regulatory Analysis, Public Understanding

Disciplines

Economics | Public Policy

Comments

The Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), 1975-2001, is the predecessor of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi/org/10.7936/K70K26R6

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doi:10.7936/K70K26R6

The Public and the Congress Need to Know More About Government Regulation

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