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Unfunded Mandates Examined 

By League Staff

A bipartisan proposal has resurfaced in Congress to build new awareness of the cost of unfunded federal mandates on local government and business. H.R. 50 Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.

The bill would:

  • Impose stricter and more clearly defined requirements for how and when federal agencies must disclose the cost of federal mandates
  • Ensure those who will be affected have the opportunity to weigh in
  • Equip Congress and the public with tools to better determine the true cost of regulations
  • Provide an accountability mechanism ensuring that the federal government adhere to previous legislation to curb unfunded mandate