H.R. 2714 – The Revamping American Infrastructure Act 

Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows

Co-Sponsors: Rep. Thomas Massie, Rep. Mark Sanford, Rep. Raul Labrador, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Rep. Jason Lewis, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Ted Budd, Rep. Dave Brat, Rep. Gary Palmer

Endorsed by: American Petroleum Institute (API), Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), and Americans for Modern Transportation

Topline summary: The Revamping American Infrastructure Act facilitates the use of outcome-based performance standards by the Department of Transportation for rulemaking. From congress.gov: this bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to: (1) identify DOT regulations, guidance, and policies that establish prescriptive requirements for regulated entities and that can be replaced with outcome-based performance standards; (2) submit, and implement within two years, a plan for such replacement; and (3) ensure that regulations, guidance, and policies issued after enactment of this bill are issued as outcome-based performance standards.


Rep. Meadows Introduces Revamping American Infrastructure Act

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced H.R. 2714, the Revamping American Infrastructure Act--a bill that provides a better path forward for modernizing the nation’s infrastructure through a targeted outcome and performance-based approach to reduce regulatory obstacles in the transportation sector.

Specifically, Rep. Meadows’ bill would require the Department of Transportation to perform a comprehensive review of its regulations on file and develop a detailed strategy to replace the most outdated or unnecessary regulations with outcome, performance-based alternatives to the most rigorous regulations on the books. The goal of the bill is to remove outdated regulatory obstacles and encourage the use of the most cost-effective and safety-effective technologies possible in modernizing the nation’s infrastructure.  

“Developing the nation’s transportation infrastructure is a critical driving force of the economy,” Rep. Meadows said. “I’m confident this bipartisan bill will allow for a thorough review of regulations by the Department of Transportation and pave the way for a more efficient system of regulatory outcomes focused on revamping our nation’s infrastructure system for Americans.”

More Resources:

Bill Text
Steve Forbes, Fox News: Mr. Trump, please keep de-regulating -- our prosperity depends upon it
Competitive Enterprise Institute: Rep. Meadows Introduces Transportation Performance-based Regulatory Reform Bill
Americans for Modern Transportation: Modernizing DOT Regulations Through The Revamping American Infrastructure Act
American Shipper: N.C. lawmaker introduces bill to improve national infrastructure
Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Union: After ‘Infrastructure Week,’ Legislative Spadework Must Begin
Brian McNicoll, Townhall: A Bill To Take Advantage of Regulatory Reform Momentum...And for Other Purposes
Smoky Mountain News: Rep. Meadows introduces infrastructure bill

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