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Providing More Relief from Obama Regulations

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2017 | Andre Castro (202-225-6105) | comments

The U.S. House of Representatives continues to repeal overreaching regulations generated during the Obama administration. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding passage of the latest set of resolutions:

“The House is committed to overturning harmful regulations rushed through in the closing months of the Obama administration. This week, we worked to protect life, strengthen the unemployment insurance system, empower states and restore protections for retirement savers. By providing regulatory relief we can improve economic growth and create more jobs and opportunity for hardworking American families. We will continue to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back more regulations that are harming hardworking American families and small businesses.

“In just seven weeks, the House has passed 13 resolutions in the new Congress, providing relief to Americans hurt by the Obama-era regulatory regime. Two of these resolutions have now been signed into law and House Republicans are working quickly to send more to the president’s desk."

The latest batch of CRA resolutions passed during the last two weeks includes:
H.J.Res. 42 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants
H.J.Res. 43 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients
H.J.Res. 44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior relating to “Resource Management Planning”
H.J.Res. 57 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
H.J.Res. 58 – Disapproving rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues
H.J.Res. 66 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees
H.J.Res. 67 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees
H.J.Res. 69 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska” 



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