McConnell on SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Chevron

LOUISVILLE, KY U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo:


“The Constitution vests Congress with the sole authority to make law. After forty years of Chevron deference, the Supreme Court made it clear today that our system of government leaves no room for an unelected bureaucracy to co-opt this authority for itself.


“Congress’ willingness to outsource legislative responsibilities to the most unaccountable corners of the executive branch weakened both its own Article One powers and the link between the American people and a responsive federal government. The days of federal agencies filling in the legislative blanks are rightly over.”

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