Pamela Gilbert, former executive director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, testified on March 19th before the Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  The hearing was held to examine federal rulemaking challenges and areas of improvement within the existing regulatory process.  Gilbert used her experiences at the CPSC to illustrate to the committee that the current regulatory system is already burdened with insufficient resources and bureaucratic requirements that add unnecessary cost and inefficiencies.   These burdens bog down the regulatory process so that rules that can save lives and prevent injuries are delayed, sometimes indefinitely.