Increasing Government Transparency and Accountability
Empower Americans, not bureaucrats.
Government has a problem—a big problem.
At all levels, as government has grown beyond its means, transparency and accountability have suffered.
But here’s the good news: Policymakers can rein in the bureaucratic overreach and expose the policies keeping Americans in the dark.
Federal, state, and local governments should never go unchecked. FGA’s solutions help put those checks in place.
- Require state legislative approval of new federal funding.
- Strengthen the review process for federal executive orders.
State and Local Accountability
- Require state legislative approval for rules costing more than $1 million within five years.
- Require governors to approve proposed regulations before they are submitted for public comment.
- Require state legislative approval before localities can apply for high-dollar federal grants that come with strings attached.
How Legislative and Executive Oversight Helps Florida Cut and Control Red Tape
Florida’s legislative approval requirement for million-dollar rules, along with its comprehensive executive review process, has helped the state cut and control red tape. Other states should learn from Florida’s success by adopting policies to strengthen legislative and executive oversight on bureaucratic agencies.READ MORE
House Majority Passes the REINS Act to Put the American People Back in Charge of Washington, D.C.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 277). Authored by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), the REINS Act requires congressional approval of any rule or regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million annually before it can be implemented. The final bill also includes the LIBERTY Act by Rep. Dave Joyce, an amendment that ensures agency guidance also receives congressional review.READ MORE
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