Week in Review

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Regulatory Accountability Act, federal oversight of websites, Rick Perry’s economic plan, and more.

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  • Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry unveiled his economic plan, which proposes to reform government regulation by creating automatic sunset provisions, conducting full audits of regulations, and requiring a regulatory budget for each agency.
  • Members of the House introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act, which gives the federal government and Internet service providers more power to regulate websites that threaten American intellectual property or the public health.
  • A Gallup poll found that small business owners believe complying with government regulations is the biggest problem facing their companies.
  • The commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to reform the Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation rules to redirect funds to build the U.S. broadband network.