Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 7:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would impose more restrictions on federal agencies' rule-making processes, a move Republicans said would protect job creators and Democrats said would cripple the government's ability to regulate consumer products, greenhouse gas emissions and employer behavior.
The bill, called the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011, passed Friday in a vote of 253 to 167, with 19 Democrats voting for the bill and no Republicans voting against it.
Republicans framed the legislation as a jobs bill....
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