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10.17.19

Democrats Seek To Revive The War On Coal

Senate Democrats Want To Turn Back The Clock And Revive A Costly 'Complex Scheme' From The Obama Administration That Would Have Raised Energy Costs For Families And Shipped Jobs Overseas "Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) vowed on Thursday to force a floor vote in the Senate on blocking the Trump administration's efforts to repeal Obama-era rules mandating a shift from coal power … It is one of several efforts Mr. Schumer said he plans to make to stem President Trump's r… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Replacing The Obama EPA’s Job-Killing Coal Regulation

The Trump Administration Is Doing Away With An Obama EPA Regulation That 'Would Have Weaponized A Federal Agency To Bury Energy Producers,' 'Left Higher Electricity Costs In Its Wake,' And Cost American Jobs "The Environmental Protection Agency finalized its replacement for Obama's signature climate policy on Wednesday with a rule officials say will still reduce greenhouse gas emissions … The Clean Power Plan, which never went into effect, was a signature policy proposed by Presiden… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Improving The Lives Of The American People

The Major Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, he will have outstanding news to share. After a decade of sluggish growth and stagnant paychecks, our country is back on the right track. Optimism is sweeping across the country, and the economy is finally gaining momentum. The Trump administration has worked with the Republican Congress to improve the lives of the American people. … Republicans have… Continue Reading


10.26.17

15 CRAs: Draining The Regulatory Swamp

Continuing The 'Most Ambitious Regulatory Rollback Since Reagan,' Congress Scraps Another Bureaucratic Rule FIFTEEN: Overturning A Rule That Could Have Meant Higher Credit Card Rates And 'A Bonanza For Trial Lawyers' SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID), Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman: "[T]he entire purpose of this rule is to promote class action litigation and to stop arbitration resolution when there is a dispute…. The CFPB failed to demonstrate that consumers will… Continue Reading


10.03.17

‘Cut The Red Tape’

Like Congress, President Trump 'Followed Through' On His Pledge To Ease Regulatory Burdens 'Lots Of Presidents Talked About Getting Rid Of Bad Regulations - Trump Is Actually Doing It' "Getting rid of unneeded regulations may be the single-most effective spur to economic growth that's available to the federal government. Thankfully, unlike most recent presidents, President Trump is taking the job of cutting bad regulations seriously. That can be evidenced by the special 'Deregulation Day' th… Continue Reading


06.01.17

Putting American Families First

Former President Obama's UN Agreement 'Unfairly Jeopardized The American Economy' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I applaud President Trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama Administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs. President Obama made commitments in this deal based off a costly power plan that we knew at the time was on shaky legal ground. By withdrawing from this unattainable mandate, President Trump has reiterated his commitme… Continue Reading


05.11.17

14 CRAs: A Victory For American Workers

Repealed Regulations 'Will Save $3.7 Billion In Total Regulatory Costs … And Eliminate 4.2 Million Hours Of Paperwork' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[We have] wasted no time in providing regulatory relief to Americans and restoring legislative power where it rightfully belongs, with the people through their elected representatives in Congress. We have a tool that's proved incredibly helpful in this regard. It's called the Congressional Review Act." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 5/11/20… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Scott Pruitt ‘More Than Qualified To Lead EPA’

Pruitt 'Will Strike The Right Balance Between Protecting Our Land, Air And Water While Respecting The Rights Of Property Owners And Entrepreneurs' "The Oklahoma attorney general is likely to be confirmed, only needing 50 votes in the upper chamber, and has already earned the support of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)." ("Five Things To Watch In Round 2 Of Trump Confirmation Fights," The Hill, 1/17/17) "Dem Manchin lauds Trump's EPA pick: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) lauded President-elect Donald Tr… 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


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


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


10.01.15

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


09.30.15

Tilting At Climate Windmills

U.S. Workers Pay For President's Anti-Energy Efforts, While Foreign Nations Scoff PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE CRUSADE: 224,000 Jobs 'Eliminated,' 'Electricity Bills Up,' '$50 Billion In Annual Costs' "The heart of the U.S. commitment consists of proposed EPA power plant regulations that industry groups and congressional Republicans are already trying to undercut, both by pursuing court challenges and by urging states not to comply." ("Obama Pledges Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts," Politico, 3… Continue Reading


07.08.15

Across America, Alarm Over EPA Overreach

Governors Pledge To Protect 'Our Job Creators, The Poor, And The Elderly Who Cannot Afford More Expensive, Less Reliable Energy,' Supreme Court Calls EPA Plan 'Not Rational' "The fate of Mr. Obama's climate change agenda, which he hopes will be a cornerstone of a major environmental legacy, depends heavily on the compliance of state governments." ("Republican Governors Signal Their Intent To Thwart Obama's Climate Rules," New York Times, 7/2/15) "Last year, the Environmental Protection Ag… Continue Reading


06.02.15

Obama’s Water War: ‘An Unprecedented Power Grab’

Bipartisan Opposition To EPA Overreach Grows, As Allegations Surface That EPA Astroturf Effort Might Have Broken The Law 'A Nightmare' - Obama Administration Attempts To Seize Control Of 60% Of U.S. Bodies of Water "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," Pol… Continue Reading


03.26.15

The Constitution Isn’t Kindling

Will Democrats Continue To Aid Obama's War On Coal Families? Today, Dems Have An Opportunity To Help Rein In The EPA's 'Constitutionally Reckless' War On Coal Families McConnell / Paul Amendment 'prohibition on withholding highway funds from States that refuse to submit State Implementation Plans' to the EPA: "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency of greenhouse gas emissions, which may include a prohibition on withholdi… Continue Reading

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