WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on a letter to President Joe Biden questioning why he revoked an executive order requiring federal agencies to post guidance documents in a searchable database. The executive order was modeled after bipartisan legislation, the Guidance Out Of Darkness Act (GOOD Act) that has been approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs each of the last two sessions of Congress.
“Your revocation of Executive Order 13891 is also contrary to sound policy,” the senators wrote. “The purpose of the executive order and the GOOD Act is to promote transparency and ensure that Americans affected by Federal agency guidance know what those guidance documents are so they can more easily comply with them. This policy addresses real problems with the growing administrative state that affect both everyday Americans and other regulated entities, like states and local governments. It is only fair that people, businesses and local governments know what is required of them.”
Senators Cramer and Johnson are joined on the letter by Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Rand Paul (R-KY), Joni Ernst (R-IA) John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Barrasso (R-WY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), James Risch (R-ID), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rick Scott (R-FL), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Deb Fischer (R-ME), Mike Braun (R-IN), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Roger Marshall (R-KS).