Regulatory Divergence: Failure of the Administrative State

Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Hearing Date: July 18, 2018 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To identify challenges imposed by divergent regulatory standards and examine opportunities to harmonize regulations through enhanced coordination between the federal government, states, and private industry stakeholders.
BACKGROUND:
  • Over the past 30 years, the growth of federal regulations has imposed significant burdens on the American economy. Despite often seeking similar results, federal agencies impose divergent regulations on regulated entities that are duplicative, overlapping, or inconsistent.
  • States report government-wide duplicative or inconsistent regulation in compliance exercises. According to state officials, complying with overlapping federal audits yields inconsistent results with significant costs to state budgets and autonomy.
  • The private sector is offering solutions to harmonize divergent federal regulations with recommendations to improve coordination with regulated entities, develop a common regulatory framework, and standardize regulatory data.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. James "Bo" Reese President, National Association of State Chief Information Officers Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, State of Oklahoma Document
Mr. Christopher Feeney Executive Vice President Bank Policy Institute Document
Mr. John Riggi Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity and Risk American Hospital Association Document
Mr. Oliver Sherouse Policy Analytics Lead, Program for Economic Research and Regulation Mercatus Center Document
Mr. Robert Weissman President Public Citizen Document