H.Con.Res.307 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should extend for a period of one year the 90-day moratorium on new unnecessary federal regulations.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Ewing, Thomas W. [R-IL-15] (Introduced 04/08/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Government Operations|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/15/1992 Referred to the Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security. (All Actions)|
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HCON 307 IH 102d CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 307 Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should extend for a period of one year the 90-day moratorium on new unnecessary Federal regulations. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 8, 1992 Mr. EWING (for himself, Mr. PENNY, Mr. IRELAND, Mr. WEBER, Mr. ARCHER, Mr. DELAY, Mr. SOLOMON, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. SMITH of Oregon, Mr. HORTON, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. MOORHEAD, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. KOLBE, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. ALLARD, Mr. SUNDQUIST, Mr. KYL, Mr. LIVINGSTON, Mr. CAMP, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. PORTER, Mr. STUMP, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. DORNAN of California, Mr. RIGGS, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. ZELIFF, Mr. LIGHTFOOT, Mr. MCCANDLESS, Mr. JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. BARRETT, Mr. HANCOCK, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. LOWERY of California, Mr. RAVENEL, Mr. HOLLOWAY, Mr. BAKER, Mr. DICKINSON, Mr. ARMEY, Mr. BROOMFIELD, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. RITTER, Mr. SKEEN, Mr. NICHOLS, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. DANNEMEYER, Mr. HYDE, Mr. CRANE, Mr. THOMAS of Wyoming, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. PAXON, Mr. MCMILLAN of North Carolina, Mr. LEWIS of Florida, Mr. GRANDY, Mr. TANNER, Mr. VANDER JAGT, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mr. SCHAEFER, Mr. EMERSON, and Mr. SENSENBRENNER) introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should extend for a period of one year the provisions of the 90-day moratorium on new unnecessary Federal regulations. Whereas the level of Federal regulation of the private sector has dramatically increased in recent years and there are over 50 Federal regulatory agencies and nearly 5,000 new regulations are currently being promulgated; Whereas the Federal Government spends approximately $11 billion per year on the regulatory program and employs over 122,000 regulators; Whereas it is estimated that the cost of Federal regulation to the private sector is $400 billion per year, or over $4,000 per household; Whereas increasing Federal regulations require private enterprises to expend a growing level of resources to meet regulatory mandates, rather than investing in new capital of expanding operations, therefore inhibiting the creation of new jobs; Whereas excessive Federal regulations have slowed job creation and economic expansion and exacerbated the recession which has plagued the United States economy in 1991 and 1992; Whereas increased costs to business of Federal regulations has generally led to an increase in the costs of products to consumers; Whereas the increased level of Federal regulations of private enterprises and the costs associated with these regulations have hindered the ability of American businesses to compete effectively in the international marketplace; Whereas following the President's 90-day moratorium on unnecessary regulations there will remain a need to enact a long-term program to reduce the growth of unnecessary regulations; Whereas the 90-day moratorium on unnecessary Federal regulations was ordered by the President to help spur economic activity and thus end the recession, yet it is likely that the United States economy will still be plagued by recession at the end of the 90-day moratorium period; Whereas a deluge of new regulation following the end of the moratorium could further impair economic activity; and Whereas a continued moratorium on unnecessary new regulations would further facilitate private investment, economic growth, and job creation: Now, therefore, be it; Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that the President should extend for a period of one year the provisions of the 90-day moratorium on new unnecessary regulations ordered in the President's `Memorandum on Reducing the Burden of Government Regulations' dated January 28, 1992.