Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 50 – the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, legislation to improve the regulatory process by closing loopholes found in existing law and better account for the true costs imposed by federal regulations.

“Too often the federal government imposes harmful costs on our local governments,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Our vast district is home to hundreds of municipalities that know how burdensome these unfunded mandates can be. This legislation requires federal agencies to seek input from states and localities in the federal regulatory and rulemaking process. It also brings increased transparency about the true costs of the unfunded mandates that get passed down from the federal government.”