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Senators Aim to Loosen Grip of Politics on Regulatory Process

March 18, 2016, 4:00 AM

Two senators have been searching for legislative changes to the regulatory process that would establish a more transparent and consistent foundation for rulemaking, insulating it from Washington politics, they said.

“Trying to find the common ground, where, as [Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)] and I have talked about before, whether you have a President Clinton next or a President Trump next or a President Cruz next, what do you want the priorities to be of how we do regulation,” Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis at the George Washington University. Both he and Heitkamp, the chairman and...

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