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Britt supports ‘transparency’ in Guidance Out of Darkness Act

Sen. Katie Britt joined 15 other Republican senators in re-introducing the Guidance Out of Darkness Act (GOOD). The legislation would ensure that federal agencies publish their regulatory guidance on the internet in an an “easily accessible location.”

The GOOD Act would also increase the transparency of guidance documents given by various government agencies, Britt’s office said. This will aid a range of entities including small businesses, individual workers, and households in complying with regulations.

“Sunlight is often the best disinfectant, and that’s exactly what the Biden Administration’s runaway red tape regime needs,” said Britt (R-Montgomery). “Unelected federal bureaucrats should not be taking actions that affect hardworking Americans’ lives without robust transparency and the opportunity to hold them publicly accountable.

The bill was advanced by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee by voice vote twice and passed the House in 2018.

“As an advocate for transparency and accountability in government, I am proud to reintroduce the Guidance Out of Darkness Act,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). “This bill reduces the regulatory burden placed on small businesses, workers and households by holding federal agencies accountable. Increasing transparency and simplifying the regulatory process will further economic growth for all Americans.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance this bill and provide the American people with the transparency they deserve.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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