House Republicans are continuing to fight back against job-destroying regulations with votes scheduled this week on two bills that will modify and improve EPA’s recent boiler and cement MACT rules that for many facilities are not achievable. H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, and H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, will require EPA to re-propose the rules so that standards and timelines are actually achievable and impose the least burdens on job creators, consistent with President Obama’s recent executive order on improving regulations. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and the House GOP leadership sent a letter to President Obama this week urging him to support the bipartisan legislation that would protect American businesses from further job loss and cost increases.
GOP pushes Obama on industry regulations
By the CNN Wire Staff
October 3, 2010
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to support GOP-sponsored legislation Monday.
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP leaders sent a letter to the president noting that the Republican-controlled House is scheduled to consider two bills this week — an “EPA Regulatory Relief Act” requiring authorities to reissue certain rules in a “less burdensome manner,” and a “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act” requiring regulators to reconsider rules affecting an industry critical to new construction.
“The federal government has a responsibility under the Constitution to regulate interstate commerce, and there are reasonable regulations that protect our children and help keep our environment clean,” the Republicans said in the letter.
“But there are also excessive regulations that unnecessarily increase costs for consumers and small businesses, and make it harder for our economy to create jobs. The rules addressed by the bills the House will consider this week are examples of such harmful government excess.”
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