Sinema Continues Bipartisan Work Improving Transparency, Simplifying Regulations to Boost Economic Opportunity

Mar 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, reintroduced the bipartisan Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act with Ranking Member Republican Senator James Lankford (Okla.). The Senators’ legislation increases transparency by requiring each federal agency’s proposed regulation be accompanied with a 100-word plain language summary.
“Simplifying complicated rules and regulations helps make the federal government more accessible and accountable to everyday Arizonans and helps boost economic opportunities,” said Sinema.
Sinema has championed commonsense regulatory reform legislation to help Arizona businesses thrive. Last Congress, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Sinema and Lankford’s Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act. The Senators also passed their bipartisan SMART Act and Early Participation in Regulations Act through committee.
The Senate also passed Sinema and Lankford’s bipartisan Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act, which strengthens penalties against criminals who steal or misuse federal retirees’ benefits, making any such crime a felony and their bipartisan resolution honoring public servants—including Arizona servicemembers and government employees—for their contributions to Arizona and the United States.
Sinema has long championed commonsense, bipartisan efforts to cut red tape for Arizonans. She successfully 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.