Jan 11, 2017

U.S. Senate Must Act on Positive Reg Reform Legislation

Post by Freedom Partners

Arlington, VA — The House of Representatives today is considering the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 in its continuing effort to protect Americans from the severe regulatory damage that an overreaching, unchecked executive branch can inflict on the economy. Last week, the House approved two measures, the Midnight Rules Relief Act and the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, that will help ignite economic growth and reduce barriers to opportunity for all Americans.

Freedom Partners Vice President of Policy Andy Koenig issued the following statement:

“The Obama administration re-wrote the playbook on how to abuse executive authority to amass billions of dollars in crushing regulations, and the new Congress should waste no time putting these checks in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We’re encouraged to see there’s a growing recognition in the House that we need comprehensive regulatory reform across the board, but hardworking families can’t afford for the Senate to sit idle while these crushing regulations make it harder to get ahead.”

Freedom Partners recently released a first-of-its-kind roadmap to repealing regulations on a broad range of issues, including energy, healthcare, finance and others. During its eight years in Washington, the Obama administration has issued more than 600 major rules and regulations costing more than $700 billion. Freedom Partners strongly supports efforts to undo President Obama’s harmful regulatory agenda and advance comprehensive regulatory reform measures through the Senate to be signed into law.