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Unfunded Mandates Reform Act: History, Impact, and Issues [Updated July 17, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) culminated years of effort by state and local government officials and business interests to control, if not eliminate, the imposition of unfunded intergovernmental and private-sector federal mandates. Advocates argued the statute was needed to forestall federal legislation and regulations that imposed obligations on state and local governments or businesses that resulted in higher costs and inefficiencies. Opponents argued that federal mandates may be necessary to achieve national objectives in areas where voluntary action by state and local governments and business failed to achieve desired results."

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CRS Report for Congress, R40957
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2020-07-17
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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