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H.R.527 Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 05, 2011 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 01, 2011, with a roll call of 263 ayes, 159 nays, and 11 not voting.

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    • The Republican jobs bills? Really? | A View From The Middle (Class) - July 25, 2012 by A View From The Middle (Class) - HR 527 – Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011: Reduce regulatory requirements on small businesses by forcing an impact study with specific focus on small business before regulation is adopted. It would limit EPA, ...

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      As noted by A View From The Middle (Class) on July 25, 2012, "HR 527 – Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011: Reduce regulatory requirements on small businesses by forcing an impact study with specific focus on small business before regulation is adopted. It would limit EPA, ..." (/url?q=http://viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/the-republican-jobs-bills-really/&sa=U&ei=VtUSUPq9NITs0gH7qYGYCA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGQD0V4Hkl0BDCY198B6J2kjvGaiA)
    • The Republican jobs bills? Really? | A View From The Middle (Class) - July 25, 2012 by A View From The Middle (Class) - HR 527 – Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011: Reduce regulatory requirements on small businesses by forcing an impact study with specific focus on small business before regulation is adopted. It would limit EPA, ...

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      As noted by A View From The Middle (Class) on July 25, 2012, "HR 527 – Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011: Reduce regulatory requirements on small businesses by forcing an impact study with specific focus on small business before regulation is adopted. It would limit EPA, ..." (/url?q=http://viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/the-republican-jobs-bills-really/&sa=U&ei=BHwRUK3JKZOk8AT3soDwBg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHqPIqKg5pNnqbl2NzKo41KDTcIxA)
    • Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists - July 24, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Editors - H.R. 527 -- Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act. The <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr527rfs/pdf/BILLS-112hr527rfs.pdf" target="_hplink">bil requires federal agencies to analyze the cost of any new ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Editors on July 24, 2012, "H.R. 527 -- Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act. The &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr527rfs/pdf/BILLS-112hr527rfs.pdf&quot; target=&quot;_hplink&quot;&gt;bil requires federal agencies to analyze the cost of any new ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html&sa=U&ei=8tEVUM-yKorv0gH5yoCgCQ&ved=0CEUQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNFGeRFwSPNF7A7F8S0dKJoYljJMcw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • EPA COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT; COMMITTEE: HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS - June 27, 2012 by Electric Light & Power - In fact, APPA at its national conference earlier this month passed a resolution supporting the expansion of the SBREFA process to rules emanating from all federal agencies, reflecting a key provision in H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

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      As noted by Electric Light & Power on June 27, 2012, "In fact, APPA at its national conference earlier this month passed a resolution supporting the expansion of the SBREFA process to rules emanating from all federal agencies, reflecting a key provision in H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act" (http://www.elp.com/index/from-the-wires/wire_news_display/1695824846.html)
    • NFIB Pushes Government for More ‘Sensible’ Regulatory Policy - May 24, 2012 by FOXBusiness - The group is pushing for the Senate to approve H.R. 527, which was passed by the House of Representatives in December. The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act would require federal agencies to estimate the direct and indirect economic impact ...

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      As noted by FOXBusiness on May 24, 2012, "The group is pushing for the Senate to approve H.R. 527, which was passed by the House of Representatives in December. The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act would require federal agencies to estimate the direct and indirect economic impact ..." (http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2012/05/24/nfib-ease-small-business-regulations/)
    • Boehner's bogus bills - May 15, 2012 by Concord Monitor - The industry itself doesn't want this legislation. Boehner's bogus jobs bills include H.R.10, H.R. 3010 and H.R. 527 that attempt to paralyze the federal government by for example requiring enactment of a joint resolution of Congress before any major rule

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      As noted by Concord Monitor on May 15, 2012, "The industry itself doesn't want this legislation. Boehner's bogus jobs bills include H.R.10, H.R. 3010 and H.R. 527 that attempt to paralyze the federal government by for example requiring enactment of a joint resolution of Congress before any major rule " (http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/329548/boehners-bogus-bills)
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