Press Release

AAF Regulatory Policy Director Sam Batkins Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — American Action Forum (@AAF) Director for Regulatory Policy Sam Batkins testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights, and Agency Action, on the topic of The Human Cost of Regulatory Paralysis.

In testimony before the Subcommittee, Batkins said: “It is undeniable that federal red tape is growing, and will likely continue to trend upwards with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank.”



Additional highlights and video from the testimony are included below.

• “The number of “major” regulations (those with an impact of $100 million or more) and the amount of federal paperwork have increased significantly during the past five years;
• In 2013, the federal government has imposed 85 million paperwork burden hours;
• Existing regulatory delays are often the product of hundreds of new requirements from Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act; and
• With more than 9,100 different collections of information, the federal government struggles to administer veterans’ benefits, manage the nation’s immigration system, and approve basic private actions.”

Video clips of the testimony can be found HERE

The complete testimony submitted for the record can be found online HERE {PDF}