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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced legislation Thursday that would move federal agencies out of the Washington, DC, swamp so federal bureaucrats can focus on helping the Americans they serve.
Sen. Ernst reintroduced her Strategic Withdrawal of Agencies for Meaning Placement (SWAMP) Act to move agency headquarters over geographically diverse areas of the nation so they focus on helping the Americans most impacted by their decisions. Nearly all federal agencies remain headquartered in or around Washington, DC.
Agencies - Bureaucrats - Decisions - Lives - Iowans
“Washington-based federal agencies and bureaucrats make important decisions that impact the lives of Iowans, and all Americans. Yet, how can these rule makers fully consider and understand the effects of their decisions when those who are most impacted by their rules and regulations are out-of-sight and out-of-mind? We need to fix that,” Ernst said in a statement Thursday.
Ernst’s legislation arises as the Donald Trump administration continues to make strides towards moving departments within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Interior (DOI) outside of the D.C. beltway and closer to the American people.
Washington - DC - Bureaucrats - Rules - Thought
Washington, DC, bureaucrats have often pushed rules with little thought to how it might impact the average American.
For instance, the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
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