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Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Aug 5, 2013 05:42 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

House Bill Would Require Congressional Sign-Off on Costly Regulations

The House last Friday approved legislation that would require both chambers of Congress to sign off on any federal regulation that the White House Office of Management and Budget estimates would cost $100 million or more annually. Similar legislation was introduced in the previous three Congresses but went nowhere.

Under the legislation, both houses of Congress would be required to enact a "joint resolution of approval" before any major rule could go ...

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