Feb 01, 2017

Congress Should Work Through As Many CRA Votes As Possible

Post by Freedom Partners

Arlington, VA – The House of Representatives today is considering two measures under the Congressional Review Act in an effort to begin addressing the Obama regulatory state. After more than 600 major rules at costs exceeding $700 billion since 2009, Congress can avoid a Senate filibuster to repeal harmful regulations finalized during the last 60 legislative days and potentially even further back.

The regulations under consideration today, the job-killing stream protection rule, as well as Dodd-Frank mandates raising concerns over free speech and First Amendment violations, are among several harmful regulations Congress will consider under the CRA.

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

“Congress should waste no time using the CRA to eliminate as many harmful barriers to economic growth as soon as possible. This is an unprecedented opportunity to provide relief to hard working Americans buried by mountains of regulations over the past eight years. It could also put Members of Congress on-the-record so their constituents know where they stand. Many lawmakers all but rubber-stamped President Obama’s crushing regulatory agenda – now they will have their chance to own it.”

Other regulations Congress should consider under the CRA include the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) federal lands Methane Rule, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations, and EPA greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium and heavy-duty engines and vehicles. Read more here.

The ‘Roadmap to Repeal‘ from Freedom Partners represents a systematic, three-step approach to repealing some of the most harmful regulations and holding lawmakers accountable.