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04.11.17

Repealing Regulations That ‘Kill Jobs, Raise Prices, Depress Wages, And Lower Opportunities’

The Congressional Review Act Has Already Been Used '11 Times To Strike Down Obama-Era' Midnight Regulations SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Regulations aren't issued in a vacuum; they have real economic consequences that can harm the middle class. They can kill jobs, raise prices, depress wages, and lower opportunities. And yet, the Obama Administration went on a regulatory rampage at a time when we should've been looking to do just the opposite. … Fortunately, we now hav… Continue Reading


03.24.17

‘Mindless Obedience To … Opposition’

'Sen. Chuck Schumer … Will Lead A Filibuster Of Neil Gorsuch's Nomination To The Supreme Court. What A Pity. And How Utterly Shameful' SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): "If you'd filibuster Judge Gorsuch, it's obvious you'd filibuster anybody." (Sen. Grassley, Press Release, 3/23/17) SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "If this man doesn't get 60 votes, then I don't believe we can ever find a Republican in the country, presidential pick, that would get 60 votes." (U.S. Senate, Judiciary Committee, He… Continue Reading


03.13.17

The Magnificent Seven: The ‘Most Ambitious Regulatory Rollback Since Reagan’ Continues

'Republicans Are Moving Quickly To Dismantle Obama-Era Regulations' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Regulations aren't issued in a vacuum; they have real economic consequences that can harm the middle class. They can kill jobs, raise prices, depress wages, and lower opportunities. And yet, the Obama Administration went on a regulatory rampage at a time when we should've been looking to do just the opposite. On its way out the door, the previous administration continued to push … Continue Reading


02.28.17

Hard At Work ‘Repealing Obama EPA Water Rule’

'Obama-Era Regulation … Was Just A Blatant Power Grab By The Federal Government To Regulate Every Pothole, Ditch, And Puddle In The Nation' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "President Trump should be commended for doing what he can to begin turning back this attack on middle class families in Kentucky and across the country. Although this Obama-era regulation claimed to protect this nation's waterways, it was just a blatant power grab by the federal government to regulate every pothole, ditc… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Senate Pushes Back Against Harmful Obama Administration-Era Regulations

'Congressional Review Act… Could Become More Familiar In The Coming Weeks' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. That work continues now as we consider legislation to push back against harmful regulations from the Obama Administration. On its way out the door, the Obama Administration forced nearly 40 major - and very costly - regulations on the American people. Fortunately, we now have the opportunity t… Continue Reading


08.10.16

Gold Medal For Costly Regulations Goes To… President Obama!

As Part Of A 'Final-Year Sprint,' 'President Obama's Regulators Have Completed Their 600th Major Rule' "…all-time presidential record of costly regulation set by the Obama Administration. … The regulatory crush isn't over." ("The All-Time Regulation Record," The Wall Street Journal, 8/6/16) 'President Obama's Regulators Have Completed Their 600th Major Rule … It Amounts To A Regulatory Tax Of $2,294 On Every American' "Since President Obama took office in 2009, the fed… Continue Reading


06.08.16

Toxic Substances Control Act A ‘Major Chemical Safety Overhaul’

'The Most Far-Reaching And Influential Environmental Statute Passed By Congress Since The Body Updated The Clean Air Act In 1990' SEN, JIM INHOFE (R-OK), Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman: "This historic piece of environmental regulatory reform is a great example of the Republican-led Congress working for the American people by enacting meaningful and commonsense legislation... This soon-to-be law will protect and support millions of domestic jobs and spur economic growth for d… Continue Reading


05.18.16

Obama Reg ‘Demoting Millions Of Workers’

'Small Businesses, Nonprofits, And Public Sector Employers Will Be Especially Impacted' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Our economy continues to be stuck in the worst recovery since World War II and the only solution the Obama Administration can come up with is more red tape that will hurt our nation's working middle class. Just like Obamacare's 30 hour work week, this regulation will once again incentivize employers to cut worker hours, provide fewer benefits, and hinder flexible work arrangem… Continue Reading


05.09.16

‘Staggering’ Regulatory Burden, ‘Disappointing’ Job Creation

Obama Bureaucrats 'In The Bowels Of Federal Agencies' Busily Burying Job Creators Under A 'Flurry Of Regulations' "[President Obama's] legacy is a Washington leviathan atop a private economy that grows increasingly less able to support it… The regulatory burden is staggering for the economy and for all who live and work within it." ("So Many Rules, So Few Opportunities," The Wall Street Journal, 5/6/16) "A wave of regulation coincides with weak hiring and growth. Friday's jobs report … Continue Reading


04.28.16

Regulations Accelerate, Economy Slows

The 'Economy Edged Further Into The Slow Lane' As Obama Bureaucrats 'In The Bowels Of Federal Agencies' Busily Bury Job Creators Under A 'Flurry Of Regulations' "The U.S. economy sputtered in the first quarter, expanding at the slowest pace in two years as business slashed investment by the steepest amount since the Great Recession. Gross domestic product, the sum of a nation's economy, slowed to a 0.5% annual growth rate in the first three months of 2016, the government said Thursday." ("GDP R… Continue Reading


04.06.16

401-Pay

The Obama Administration's New Retirement Plan Regulations Will Cost Workers, Retirees Obama Plan 'Could More Than Double The Cost Of Investment Advice For Many Savers' Or Push Investors 'To Settle For Computer Generated Robo-Advice' "President Obama's plan to reform retirement savings could more than double the cost of investment advice for many savers. … A recent study by Cerulli Associates found that while the current commission model costs on average 0.5% of assets, the fee-based mo… Continue Reading


02.10.16

‘A Major Setback’ For Pres. Obama’s Anti-Coal Regs

Supreme Court Order Shows Obama EPA's Anti-Coal Regulations 'Could Be In Legal Jeopardy' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Last year I called on governors to hold off submitting plans mandated under the President's regressive federal energy regulations until courts could determine whether the regulations were even legal. Today's Supreme Court order to halt those regulations-regulations that attack the middle class and won't even have a meaningful impact on global carbon emissions-is just the latest… Continue Reading


01.20.16

Obama’s Regulatory ‘Nightmare’

Farmers, Small Businesses, States Object to White House Waters of the U.S. 'Powergrab' "President Obama on Tuesday rejected an attempt by congressional Republicans to overturn his landmark regulation asserting federal power over small bodies of water." ("Obama Vetoes GOP Attempt To Block Water Rule," The Hill, 1/19/2016) SEN. McCONNELL: "WOTUS isn't really a clean-water measure, it's an unprecedented federal power grab clumsily masquerading as one. In passing a bipartisan measure to overtur… Continue Reading


12.18.15

‘Strengthening The First Amendment’

'Cheer On These Restraints Against Government Harassment' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The legislation before us … will help advance other important conservative priorities too, like strengthening the First Amendment..." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 12/17/15) "…cheer on these restraints against government harassment of political donors." (Editorial, "Free Speech and the Freedom Caucus," The Wall Street Journal, 12/18/15) 'First Amendment Wins In Congressional Deal' "… Continue Reading


12.15.15

President Obama In Paris: American Jobs Sacrificed For ‘Paper Tiger’ Deal

In Return For A 'Paper Tiger' Deal In Paris… SEC. KERRY: "…it doesn't have mandatory targets for reduction, and it doesn't have an enforcement compliance mechanism." (Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," 12/13/15) "The agreement is largely nonbinding and not subject to Senate approval…" ("Businesses Back Paris Climate Agreement," U.S. News, 12/14/15) "…critics on both sides say the deal represents nothing more than a 'paper tiger.'" ("Obama Officials Take Victory Lap Ove… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Punishing The Poor

Coal Miner: 'You Say You're The President Of The People? Well We're People Too' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. Their effect on poor and Middle-Class families? Potentially devastating. And yet. The deep-pocketed left-wingers w… Continue Reading


11.03.15

EPA’s Water ‘Nightmare’

'We've Heard Horror Stories' About The EPA EPA Waters Of The U.S. Regulation: 'A Nightmare For U.S. Citizens' "Barack Obama's water war… a massive power grab by Washington." ("Barack Obama's Water War," Politico, 5/27/15) "…it will give bureaucrats carte blanche to swoop in and penalize landowners every time a cow walks through a ditch." ("Barack Obama's Water War," Politico, 5/27/15) "With their efforts to redefine waters to be regulated by the Clean Water Act, they've… Continue Reading


10.27.15

‘Wave’ Of Opposition To EPA Power Grab Grows

'Publication Of The EPA's Carbon Rule … Has Prompted A Flurry Of Legal And Legislative Action' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The publication of these regulations does not represent an end, but a beginning. It's the beginning of a new front to defend hardworking Middle Class Americans from massive regulations that target them. That front is opening here in Congress, and it's opening across the country as states file lawsuits and Governors stand up for their own Middle Class constituent… Continue Reading


10.06.15

Obama’s Regulatory Blitz: ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’

51 Regulations Are Promulgated By Bureaucrats For Every Law Passed SEN. JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY): 'The costs of these regulations are real' "In the final 15 months of the Obama administration, Washington bureaucrats are working overtime, to finalize new rules on everything from prairie puddles to power plants. … In this administration's race to control more of what Americans do every day, it has lost all perspective. The rules are based on ideology, rather than practicality. The result is… Continue Reading


10.01.15

EPA Ozone Rule: ‘Costliest Regulation In History’

'Unattainable' EPA Rule Would Have 'Huge Economic Impact,' 'Could Cost The Equivalent of 1.4 Million Jobs Annually' EPA's 'Environmental Justice' Will 'Jeopardize A Resurgence In American Manufacturing' "In August 2011, as President Obama prepared to unveil a major new environmental regulation on smog, his political advisers issued a warning: The rule would affect power plants and factories throughout the Midwest, slowing the economy in states like Ohio that would be crucial to the presi… Continue Reading

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