WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after the House passed his legislation, H.R. 4809, the Guidance Out Of Darkness (GOOD) Act,with unanimous bipartisan support:
"I am proud to lead this successful effort to boost accountability and transparency in government, helping our families and small businesses succeed. Federal agencies are using veiled actions to circumvent the normal rule-making process, greatly costing North Carolina families and employers with compliance burdens and wasted time navigating a bureaucratic nightmare. Every dollar and hour blown managing this is an opportunity lost, a job not created, and investment not going into our community."
This legislation would increase government accountability and transparency, while lessening the burden on small businesses by requiring federal agencies to post regulatory guidance documents online in an easy to find location. The bill is a House companion to S.2296, introduced by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
Walker released the following video upon passage, explaining the impact of the GOOD Act: