Rep. Doug LaMalfa

March 27, 2015

I am pleased to support the House passage of two common sense bills to increase transparency and accountability in federal regulatory decision making. HR 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act, requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use publicly available studies and data when proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulation. HR 1029, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015, restores the independence of the Science Advisory Board, which provides scientific advice to the EPA. The measure requires the Board to independently provide that advice, and increases public participation in the process.

The American people deserve to actually read, access, and analyze the studies and data that the EPA uses to justify the costly regulations it imposes. These scientific conclusions and data should not be kept in secret files behind closed doors. Letís keep the EPA accountable.

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