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“We Must Have a Regulatory Framework That Makes Sense,” Westerman Says

March 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (March 2) on H.R. 998, the SCRUB Act:

“Burdensome regulations handed down by bureaucrats in Washington are a drain on the livelihood of millions of Americans,” Westerman said. “If we are to grow our economy and give Americans the opportunity to work high-wage jobs, we must reduce the number of regulations coming out of Washington. That is why the House approved the SCRUB Act this week, a bill that would task a commission with identifying regulations that are not working for the American people and strangling economic growth. In order to compete in the global job market, we must have a regulatory framework that makes sense and this bill does just that.”

Bloomberg reports that federal “agencies would be required to repeal existing regulations to offset the cost of new rules under H.R. 998.”

The SCRUB Act passed the House on Wednesday (March 1) by a bipartisan vote of 240 – 185.