Senator’s bill requires a commission to examine government rules and cut burdensome red tape
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced the bipartisan Restore the Partnership Act with Republican Senator Lamar Alexander (Tenn.). The Senators’ bill requires a commission to examine federal, state, local and tribal governmental rules and cut red tape in order to help Arizona businesses thrive.
“Cutting red tape will allow Arizonans to focus on growing businesses and getting ahead, instead of on complicated government standards,” said Sinema,
The National Governors Association, The Council of State Governments, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the International City/County Management Association all support the Restore the Partnership Act.
Sinema serves as the ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, dedicated to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of governmental agencies.
Sinema has long championed commonsense, bipartisan efforts to cut red tape for Arizonans. She led a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House and the Senate to repeal the Health Insurance Tax, a harmful tax for small businesses that raises health care costs.
Sinema recently introduced the SMART Act, which requires government agencies to plan prospectively, improve regulations, remove unnecessary burdens, and increase transparency and accessibility for Arizona businesses. She also recently introduced the Prove It Act—bipartisan legislation that ensures Arizona small businesses can participate in the government’s rulemaking process. Sinema recently re-introduced the Fostering Innovation Act, which cuts red tape for emerging growth companies on the cutting edge of scientific and medical research. Earlier this year, Sinema introduced the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act, which passed the Senate in June and increases transparency by requiring each federal agency’s proposed regulation be accompanied with a 100-word plain language summary.