The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has approved and readied for a full House vote HR-1004, the Regulatory Integrity Act, which would direct each federal agency to make information regarding their regulatory actions publicly available in a searchable format on a prominent website.

That information would have to include a brief description of the regulation, the date it was considered, its status and an estimate of when it would become final. In addition, agencies would be required to track the details of all public communications about pending regulatory actions.

The Congressional Budget Office projected that the additional cost to agencies would be minimal because they already collect that information.