Press Release

AAF Analysis Finds Federal Government Imposes More Than 23,000 Forms

The American Action Forum (@AAF) today released an analysis to calculate the amount of paperwork required by the government. The AAF analysis found that 68 federal agencies impose more than 23,000 forms. The Department of Health and Human Services imposes the most amount of forms at more than 5,000. The analysis also found that many of these federal forms cannot be submitted electronically.

“The number of federal forms, 23,000, should give pause to regulators seeking to add more to the pile or to Members of Congress wanting to cede additional power to the executive branch. These forms help to generate more than 11.4 billion hours of paperwork annually,” said Sam Batkins, AAF’s Director of Regulatory Policy.

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