Senate to Roll Back Obama Administration Overreach
‘Today we’ll continue to move forward with our efforts to block more unnecessary regulations that hold our country back in a number of ways. The CRA resolution that we’ll consider today will end a regulation that undercuts Alaska’s ability to manage its fish and wildlife resources.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate consideration of a Congressional Review Act giving Alaska greater authority to manage its own resources:
“Over the past several weeks, the Senate has been working to bring much-needed relief from the regulatory onslaught of the last eight years. Using the Congressional Review Act or CRA, we’ve already taken action to end regulations that threaten jobs, weaken our economy, and undermine states’ authority. Today we’ll continue to move forward with our efforts to block more unnecessary regulations that hold our country back in a number of ways.
“The CRA resolution that we’ll consider today will end a regulation that undercuts Alaska’s ability to manage its fish and wildlife resources. As a coalition of hunters, fishing enthusiasts and conservationists recently wrote me, ‘Congress promised that the citizens of Alaska, working through their Department of Fish and Game, would be able to manage their own fish and wildlife, as do the other 49 states.’ Passing this CRA resolution will roll back the administration’s overreach and restore the state-federal balance that Congress originally intended.
“Our colleagues from Alaska, Senator Murkowski and Senator Sullivan are the sponsors of this resolution we’ll consider today. They know the damage this regulation would do to their home state, and they’ve been working to do something about it. They have also been quick to point out the concerning precedent this rule would mean for the rest of our states.
“I appreciate their leadership on this issue, and I look forward to joining them in overturning this harmful Obama Administration regulation as soon as possible.”
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