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By Congresswoman Lauren Boebert – March 2, 2023

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert’s amendment to require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to post on its public website the Inflation Impact Assessments of executive orders and federal regulations passed the House of Representatives 386-31 with strong bipartisan support—including Democratic leadership and every Colorado Democrat.

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert stated, “My commonsense amendment ensures that the American people, who bear the brunt of inflation’s impacts, will be better informed of the President’s inflation-inducing actions. Instead of just reporting inflation information to Congress, my amendment will require the White House to report inflation information to the American people by publishing it on OMB’s public website. More transparency leads to better policies, and I am excited for the American people to have access to the actual cost estimates for our economy associated with new federal regulations are creating massive inflation.”

Background:
H.R. 347, the 
REIN IN Actpassed the House 272-148 with bipartisan support. Congresswoman Boebert’s amendment to the REIN IN Act passed the House 386-31 with strong bipartisan support—including every Colorado Democrat in the House. Additionally, Democrat leadership supported Congresswoman Boebert’s amendment, with Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Former Chair of the Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee Jamie Raskin, Former House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip Katherine Clark, Minority Caucus Chairman Pete Aguilar, and Minority Caucus Vice Chair Ted Lieu all voting for Congresswoman Boebert’s amendment.

Even Ranking Member Raskin of the House Oversight Committee voiced support for Rep. Boebert’s commonsense amendment stating, “… So, I’m afraid I’m going to have to support the Boebert Amendment…”

Congresswoman Boebert’s amendment to the REIN IN Act requires the President to publish Inflation Impact Assessments for new executive orders and federal regulations on the Office of Management and Budget’s public website. This commonsense amendment will enhance government transparency and ensure that taxpayers are able to see how executive branch regulatory actions are impacting their pocketbooks and our economy.

See Congresswoman Boebert debate her amendment on the House Floor here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOWAP7zl6MQ
 

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