2. How do the independent agencies operate?3. Downsizing hits the independent agencies: a case study.The Interstate commerce commission was created to settle a feud between farmers andrailroads in 1887.To ensure fair rates for railroads and to eliminate rate discrimination.They got rid of it in an effort to cut costs.oFarmers claimed that the railroads charged exorbitant freight rates, refused toserve outlying, cheated on billings and conspired to eliminate competitionoICC regulated all overland commerce that moved between states by bus, truck,train, pipeline, and inland waterway,ICC examiners specified routes, set load andsafety standard, and regulated working conditions
oTheir ICC true power lay in rate rate setting authority, but this caused manycomplaintsoCongress passed the ICC Termination Act on November 1995, the bill completedderegulation efforts that had begun in 1980, Clinton signed it into a lawDeregulation-is the reduction or elimination of government power in a particularindustry, usually enacted to create more competition within the industry.
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