Regulatory Reform

Regulatory Reform

Why it matters: Regulations that protect consumers, borrowers and the environment improve the quality of life for all Americans. They ensure we have safe food to eat, access to credit at fair rates and clean air to breathe. We grant the government the ability to make these regulations; but in doing so, we entrust the government to make sensible regulations that do not encroach on our freedoms.

The constant flow of rules from Pennsylvania Avenue during President Obama’s tenure continuously thwarted Main Street’s attempts to get our economy moving again. When agencies over-regulate, our economic growth comes to a grinding halt. Overbearing, excessive regulations take farmers away from tending to their crops, slow the lines at manufacturing plants and sap resources that could otherwise be put toward hiring more Americans. Someone who normally would be doing work that creates revenue is taken off task for a considerable amount of time to fill out burdensome paperwork.

Where I stand: Fortunately, the new administration appears to understand how detrimental poorly-drafted regulations are to our economic growth and Congress has begun the process of repealing the most misguided ones by considering resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act. I am committed to working to restore commonsense to the regulatory process and correct the mistakes caused by the Obama administration’s heavy-handed and harsh overregulation. 

Key Bills I’m Supporting

S.21—The REINS Act
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S.340—A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
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S.366—TAILOR Act of 2017
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S.375—Endangered Species Act (ESA) Settlement Reform Act
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S.387—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Accountability Act of 2017
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S.692—Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act
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S.839—Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017
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S.1350—The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
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