Joe Johnson, Executive Director, testifies before the Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about FAST - 41.
Government Operations, Oversight, & Consumer Affairs Committee
This committee has broad oversight responsibility for the federal government’s regulatory processes, the procedural operation of government agencies, and consumer affairs, with a specific focus on consumer products. It is responsible for developing and carrying out policy on regulatory process reform, proper delegation and use of statutory authority, regulatory review, and other proposals directed at taming the growth and reducing the burden of federal regulations, including regulatory flexibility, paperwork reduction, regulatory accountability, cost/benefit legislation, sound science, and data access and quality. In addition, it monitors the oversight activities of Congress. The committee complements other Chamber policy committees -- deferring to the substantive expertise of others, providing another avenue for making certain that the proper review processes are followed, and ensuring that federal regulatory activities are necessary and the least burdensome alternatives for implementing federal regulations are adopted.