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Westerman Statement on Passage of BRICK Act

March 7, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Wednesday (March 7) upon passage of H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act:

“Manufacturing has historically been key to the middle class in America,” Westerman said. “Unfortunately, job-killing regulation has placed the American dream at risk in the last decade. That is why I joined with my colleagues today to protect jobs like those at ACME Brick in Clarksville and Malvern. The Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act reigns in an overzealous EPA and protects jobs from burdensome regulations. We must continue to unbind the ties that bind if we are to unleash economic prosperity across the United States. This bill is an important step in that direction.”