Legislative Action

Tell your senators to pass regulatory reform

NGFA members: Contact your senators and tell them to support a regulatory reform bill that would modernize the rule-making process and ensure that government agencies take the time to implement new rules as Congress intended.

Senators should approve regulatory reform because:

  • We need fair, open and transparent rule-making;
  • There have been too many excessive and unlawful regulations issued by federal agencies that would place egregious costs on the feed, grain and processing industries;
  • These changes will cause agencies to write smarter, better regulations that will increase certainty, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on job creators, and still allow agencies to protect public health and safety and the environment, and;
  • The House has already done its job to pass regulatory reform – it’s time for the Senate to act.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved the Regulatory Accountability Act on May 17. 

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Heidi Heitkamp. D-N.D., are sponsoring bipartisan legislation (S.951) that is similar to a regulatory reform bill already passed in the House. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved the Senate version of the Regulatory Accountability Act on May 17. The Senate bill would require a cost-benefit analysis for every new regulation, open the costliest rules to judicial review and create a 10-year review period for every new rule. 

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You play a key role in educating our communities and government officials about our industry. We work together to foster an efficient free-market environment that produces an abundant, safe and high-quality supply of grain, feed and feeding ingredients for domestic and world consumers.

While NGFA is well represented in Washington, your voice can help the industry succeed.

Voice your opinion to your local legislator by reaching out to the Senator or Representative in your area. Type in your address below and, in most cases, you will be directed to their contact page where you can share your thoughts on issues  such as rail, trade, food safety and other key priorities. (If there is no direct link to the contact form, you will need to go through the website.)



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