H.R. 1840, a bill to improve consideration by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders

Cost Estimate

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Agriculture on January 25, 2012

H.R. 1840 would direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to assess both costs and benefits of a proposed regulation, adopting such regulation only if the agency determines that the estimated benefits justify the estimated costs. The bill also would broaden the items to consider in developing costs and benefits including, among other things, alternatives to direct regulation.