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S.C. Chamber Urges Congress To Support Regulatory Relief Bill

Source: SC Chamber Press Release

September 15, 2015

Contact: Gena McGroarty
803-255-2628
Email: gena.mcgroarty@scchamber.net                                                                          

For Immediate Release                                                               

S.C. Chamber calls on U.S. Senate to pass bill to relieve regulatory burdens on S.C. business

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has signed onto a letter to the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs encouraging the Committee to support S.2006, the Regulatory Accountability Act. The South Carolina Chamber joins organizations throughout the country in supporting this legislation to provide transparency and accountability in the federal regulatory process.

“Updating an antiquated regulatory process is not only common sense, it is good for business,” said South Carolina Chamber President Ted Pitts. “The South Carolina business community calls for the United States Senate to follow the House’s lead and quickly pass the Regulatory Accountability Act. At a time when federal regulations are costing American businesses over $2 trillion, it’s well past time for some reform. We urge the Senate to pass this bill on behalf of the South Carolina business community.”

The Regulatory Accountability Act passed the House of Representatives on January 13, 2015. Rep. Tom Rice (SC-7) is a cosponsor of the House passed legislation.

Full Text of the Letter is Here.

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 18,000 businesses and more than one million employees. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing wealth and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

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