Houma-Thibodaux area congressman targets federal rules
A Houma-Thibodaux area congressman has introduced a bill that aims to curb the number of federal regulations he says are strangling small businesses in Louisiana and across the U.S.
Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, says his Prove It Act, which won House passage last week, seeks to stop federal agencies from underestimating regulatory compliance costs on small businesses and families. Among its stipulations, the bill would require federal agencies to collect data on the costs of regulations even after they are implemented.
"Bad regulations create jobs - in the federal government and in other countries."
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