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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 and railroads in 1887. To ensure fair rates for railroads and to eliminate rate discrimination. They got rid of it in an effort to cut costs. o Farmers claimed that the railroads charged exorbitant freight rates, refused to serve outlying, cheated on billings and conspired to eliminate competition o ICC regulated all overland commerce that moved between states by bus, truck, train, pipeline, and inland waterway,ICC examiners specified routes, set load and safety standard, and regulated working conditions
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o Their ICC true power lay in rate rate setting authority, but this caused many complaints o Congress passed the ICC Termination Act on November 1995, the bill completed deregulation efforts that had begun in 1980, Clinton signed it into a law Deregulation- is the reduction or elimination of government power in a particular industry, usually enacted to create more competition within the industry.
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