How To Drain the Swamp

How To Drain the Swamp

Practical Proposals to Fix Washington

How to Drain the Swamp

Practical Proposals to Fix Washington

The modern regulatory state is undeniably broken. On December 14th, 2016, Common Good and Covington & Burling, LLC brought together policy experts from both sides of the aisle to discuss and debate potential regulatory reforms. Panelists presented a wide variety of specific policy proposals, several of which we present here (select a category below to read more). We share these solutions to begin the conversation on how to drain the swamp in Washington. Share your thoughts on these options and suggest your own in the comments. Fixing Washington is going to take all of us working together.

Get Moving on Infrastructure

  • Empower and staff the Federal Permitting Improvement Council
  • Streamline infrastructure permitting
  • Ensure public funding of infrastructure projects

Rethink Executive Authority and Congressional Oversight

  • Enact a Responsibility for Regulation Act
  • Modernize the management of the administrative state
  • Create a Congressional Regulation Office

Re-imagine Regulatory Reform

  • Build a new regulatory system from the ground up
  • Create a Regulatory Improvement Commission
  • Expand use of cost-benefit analysis
  • Subject Senior Executive Service members to congressional retention votes

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