House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.) released the following statement prior to the hearing:

“Our nation is witnessing a runaway regulatory onslaught for which hardworking Americans are forced to cover the costs. Every new rule that is added to the 175,000-page Code of Federal Regulations only increases the regulatory burden on millions of Americans, with no end in sight. Within the Executive Branch, OIRA plays a key role in the approval of new regulations, especially major regulations. It is the responsibility of Congress to examine how we can put the brakes on the runaway regulatory system and take the burden of unnecessary regulation off the backs of the American people.”

Witness Panel 1

Name Occupation Organization Testimony Truth in Testimony
The Honorable Howard Shelanski Administrator Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

    Witness Panel 2

    Name Occupation Organization Testimony Truth in Testimony
    Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin President American Action Forum
    Mr. Clyde Crews Jr. Vice President for Policy Competitive Enterprise Institute
    Dr. William Beach Vice President for Policy Research Mercatus Center
    Prof. David Driesen Esq. Professor of Law Syracuse University College of Law

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