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WASHINGTON (January 12, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today urged swift passage of H.R. 185 , the "Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA)," introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). ACC was among 161 groups writing to House members today urging them to support the bill, which is expected to come to the floor this week.

"We applaud Chairman Goodlatte and Congressman Peterson for their renewed efforts to modernize federal rulemaking. America's chemistry industry is making a major contribution to economic recovery, with more than $136 billion in new U.S. investment planned or underway. Yet we face a flawed regulatory process that adds substantial costs, complexity and uncertainty to projects. The Regulatory Accountability Act is an important step toward common-sense, cost-effective rules and a clearer, more transparent process.

"Regulatory reform is a longstanding priority for the business of chemistry , as our ability to innovate , hire and compete in a global market relies on having an effective and efficient regulatory system that does not create unreasonable burdens on industry. We urge House members to approve the bill when it comes to the floor this week."


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