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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act:

“Part of the problem of our bureaucracy is that we have no idea exactly how large it is and no one can reasonably expect the public to keep track of the thousands of rules the bureaucracy produces any given year. The Obama Administration alone added the length of 15 King James Bibles to the Federal Register. That is why I have long been an advocate of establishing a bipartisan commission to review federal regulations and repeal unnecessary ones in order to cut costs—all without changing the effectiveness of the regulatory regime itself. Getting a clear view of the problem is the first step to fixing the problem, and it’s long past time we shine a light on the bureaucracy, especially when it isn’t serving the interests of the people.”