Regulatory Flexibility Act
The bill passed the House, but it is unclear if senators will take up the measure.
Agencies would have to list the indirect, in addition to the direct, impacts of a rule.
The bill would mandate further analyses before rule-making.
The committee voted 19-8 to move the bill to the House floor.
Republicans say the proposal was developed without analysis of its small-business impact.
President Bush amended Executive Order 12866, which was issued by President Clinton in 1993 as an...