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House Moves to Stop Obama’s “Midnight Regulations”

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Washington, January 4, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, legislation to give Congress the power to stop, with one vote, all last minute regulations issued by the Obama administration.

“Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has gone on a regulatory rampage, issuing major rules that have cost over $100 billion annually,” said Chairman Chabot. “A disproportionate share of those enormous costs have fallen on American small businesses. It is unconscionable that the Obama Administration is using its final days in office to saddle small businesses with even more costs to pay for preserving his liberal legacy. The Midnight Rules Relief Act will help protect small businesses from further harm caused by 11th-hour Obama administration red tape."

At the end of last year, Chairman Chabot, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other House Committee Chairmen sent aletterto the heads of all President Obama’s Cabinet departments and federal agencies warning them against moving forward with Midnight Regulations.

Click here to view Chairman Chabot’s remarks in support of this legislation.


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