Committee Wants Answers from OMB About Paperwork Reduction

December 15, 2016

Still Overdue: Answers from OMB on Paperwork Reduction Requirements

Source: House Small Business Committee, Press Release, December 5, 2016

Chairmen Ask Why Agency Failed to Issue Required Reports Two Years in a Row

House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH),  joined by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), today demanded answers from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) about its failure to submit required annual reports to Congress on the federal government’s efforts to reduce the paperwork burden on individuals and small businesses. OMB failed to issue these required reports for both FY2015 and FY2016 and previously pledged to publish the reports this Fall.  

“The failure to produce these reports in a timely fashion demonstrates a fundamental breakdown in OIRA’s management function,” Chabot and Chaffetz wrote in their letter to the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. “Congress enacted the Paperwork Reduction Act to minimize the paperwork burden on individuals, small businesses, and others imposed by the federal government and improve the responsibility and accountability of the OMB and all other federal agencies to Congress and the public for collecting information.”  READ MORE….

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