Congressman Collins Gears Up To Defend First Bill

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) is gearing up to defend his first piece of legislation before the house judiciary committee. From a presser:

The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, sponsored by Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), will go before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law for mark-up and review on Wednesday, July 10 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The bill, H.R. 1493, is Collins’ first sponsored piece of legislation. It addresses the use of consent decrees and settlement agreements in lawsuits against federal agencies to bind executive discretion. The end result is rulemaking that implements the priorities of pro-regulatory special interest groups and limits the discretion of succeeding administrations.

“My staff and I made the decision early on in this Congress to be a champion for regulatory reform in order to protect American communities and businesses,” said Collins. “This bill reclaims transparency to the dangerous process of sue and settle litigation tactics in order to restore the proper rulemaking system and discontinue the abuse of federal agencies to undermine the legislative process. It’s imperative we get serious about revitalizing our private sector growth opportunities, and we will make one small step toward that goal on Wednesday during a thorough review of this bill before my colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee.”