Dear Friend,

This week, I had a chance to meet with the employees at Nissan in Canton and Genesis Energy in Natchez. One of their greatest concerns as manufacturers is the constant pressure of regulations coming out of federal agencies in Washington.

As a member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, I introduced a bill that would remove a burdensome and unneeded federal mandate requiring auto dealers to print and distribute a booklet reporting vehicle insurance costs. While this information is of value to insurance actuaries, it has been little to no use for consumers, for whom it is primarily intended.

Transportation Department officials have distributed the publication since 1991, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 21 years. The Obama administration’s vehicle safety technical assistance document sent to Congress in 2011 prior to consideration of transportation reauthorization proposed repealing this requirement.

This simple and bipartisan deregulation bill is another step in peeling back outdated and unnecessary rules that businesses in Mississippi must deal with on a daily basis.

God bless,

Gregg Harper

Member of Congress