Gardner Joins Measure to Reduce Red Tape

Washington, DC: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he joined his colleagues in supporting S. 1944, the Regulations Endanger Democracy (RED) Tape Act. Introduced by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), the RED Tape Act reduces federal regulations by stating any new regulation with an associated financial cost or administrative burden must be offset by repealing an existing regulation. The legislation mandates federal agencies publish a list of new incoming regulations as well as how the agency will offset them twice per year to ensure transparency and accountability.

“Whether you are a farmer in Greeley or a craft brewery owner in Boulder, Coloradans have consistently expressed their frustration with overly burdensome federal regulations,” said Gardner. “Instead of bogging down our entrepreneurs with endless paperwork stemming from rules created by Washington bureaucrats, we should be incentivizing innovation and doing everything we can to make it easier for our small businesses to succeed. The RED Tape Act would serve as a much-needed check on Washington overreach and provide relief to Americans across the country.”


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.


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