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Tell Congress: Ensure Safety Rules Actually Protect People

In order to effectively protect you and your family from possible hazards—from lead in children's lunchboxes to the nuclear waste stored at a nearby nuclear power plant—commissioners of independent federal agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Nuclear Regulatory Commission have been able to promptly employ safety rules without additional review.

But now there is a push in Congress under the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act to add a superfluous layer of oversight that could render these agencies toothless during times when we most need swift action. Under this bill, agencies' rules would undergo a redundant cost-benefit review by the Office of Management and Budget. This extra layer will also give business interests more opportunities to attempt to weaken or delay the rules.

Urge your members of Congress to oppose legislation that would make it harder for federal agencies to protect you and your family.

Please make your letter personal by adding in your own thoughts and concerns about the issue. Every letter makes a difference, but customized letters have the greatest effect.

Learn more about how the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act would politicize independent regulatory agencies and make it harder for them to protect Americans.

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Dear Senator,

Please oppose S. 1173. Independent agencies need to remain independent to be able to promptly and effectively address emerging hazards.

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