"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."
In the next few days, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue another final regulation directed at electricity utilities. This rule, known as the Utility MACT, will impose an estimated $11 billion each year in new costs on our economy. It will threaten electricity-generating capacity in many parts of the country.
Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency would like to regulate farm dust all across the nation. I know it sounds ridiculous, but given the Obama administration's demonstrated hostility toward rural America, it should not come as a huge surprise.
"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run."
There are no priorities before Congress more pressing than spurring private sector job growth and reducing the deficit.
That's why, under my direction, the Communications and Technology Subcommittee has dedicated the past year to exploring how spectrum policy can help accomplish these goals.
The technology and communications sector is the most innovative in our country--it deserves the most innovative and open government agency.