Boozman Bulletin: Rolling Back Regulations

Senator John Boozman
2017-02-23 11:22:09
<outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenBoozman/Enews_Heade r_640.jpg> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f&redir_log=616062673605259> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fabout&redir_log=08127512762436 6> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fservices&redir_log=46309196017 389> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fissues&redir_log=1632977772643 75> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fnews%3fp%3dpress-releases&redi r_log=604307096242480> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2farkansas&redir_log=49131264311 7388> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fcontact&redir_log=012466986538 1> Boozman Bulletin: Rolling Back Regulations President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the best lines on how an effective government should operate during his first inaugural address. Standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, he told the American people the way to fix Washington was to make government "work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride our back." Regulations that protect consumers, borrowers and the environment improve the quality of life for all Americans. They ensure we have safe food to eat, access to credit at fair rates and clean air to breathe. When agencies overregulate, the rights of law-abiding Americans are ignored and our economic growth comes to a grinding halt. Overbearing, excessive regulations take farmers away from tending to their crops, slow the lines at manufacturing plants and sap resources that could otherwise be put toward hiring more Americans. Someone who normally would be doing work that creates revenue is taken off task for a considerable amount of time to fill out burdensome paperwork. Overregulation became the norm during President Obama's administration. Under his direction, agencies issued regulations at such a rapid pace that the New York Times dubbed him the "Regulator-in-Chief." Congress has been moving quickly to deliver on its promise to reverse ill-advised and economically damaging Obama-era regulations by using the powers granted to the Senate and the House of Representatives through the Congressional Review Act. This law allows Congress to overturn any new regulation, within sixty days of its submission, with a joint resolution of disapproval. So far, the Senate has passed resolutions of disapproval to eliminate misguided regulations that: * threatened thousands of American coal workers' jobs; * placed unreasonable compliance burdens on our energy sector; and * potentially deprived seniors and disabled Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process. Confirming Cabinet members is another important step that the Senate will play in this process. The new administration shares this view of overregulation and is putting forth nominees who will work to support our efforts to address it. Our system of government grants the executive branch the ability to make regulations. In doing so, we entrust agency officials with the responsibility of making sensible rules that do not encroach on our freedoms. When regulations go too far, Congress has a responsibility to protect the rights of the American people. We've taken the first steps of many to roll back regulations and I look forward to working with my colleagues and the White House moving forward. _____ Quick Takes: * Let's Talk: I regularly host telephone town halls from my Washington, DC office. These events allow me to reach thousands of Arkansans in a live, interactive town hall meeting conducted over the telephone at the touch of a button. This is a convenient way to talk with Arkansans about issues important to families, businesses and the future of our country. I find that telephone town halls are a great way to engage with Arkansans while voting in Washington. I look forward to our next telephone town hall on Monday, February 27. Click here to provide me with your information so we can call you <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fsignup-for-telephone-townhall s&redir_log=401930010704554> . * Repeal and Replace: Obamacare drives up health care costs, busts our budget, stifles job growth and raises taxes on hardworking Arkansans. I voted against passage of Obamacare and have fought to repeal the law for the past six years. While the Senate has already taken steps toward repealing the law this year <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fweekly-columns%3fID%3d7275658 2-A39C-4FAE-936C-DA47AF46538B&redir_log=102172504405619> I'm urging the Trump administration to provide relief for Arkansans. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the White House to replace Obamacare with sensible solutions that give states more flexibility and Americans more options <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3d1571B4E D-4D5D-4AB5-9A65-3A9388FC54DD&redir_log=74954618755619> . * Confirmation Process: The President deserves a fully functioning Cabinet to provide him with the information and guidance he needs, and deserves, to carry out the work he was elected to do. Unfortunately, we've experienced historic levels of obstruction for Cabinet confirmation <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fweekly-columns%3fID%3d4A18A13 B-0910-48F1-9DB5-DB88857E4DA9&redir_log=513944870828618> . After more than a month in office, several Cabinet secretaries have yet to be confirmed. In comparison, on day one of President Obama's term, the Senate confirmed seven nominees and nearly all were in place within two weeks. * Voice for Arkansas Agriculture: As a member of the Senate Ag Committee, I have a unique role to improve opportunities for Arkansas farmers and ranchers. I was pleased to meet with the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3d8FAB5AC E-573A-4024-8CB5-C6D610B0442E&redir_log=095211454174617> , and shared the importance of agriculture to our state and the hurdles our producers face in providing a safe and abundant food supply that helps feed the world. We discussed the need to ensure the farm safety net works for Arkansas and all regions of the country as we begin crafting the next farm bill and the important opportunity Arkansas's farmers and ranchers have in the Cuban marketplace <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3d48C852E 4-CCE9-4FC4-93AF-6D46E17DC4DE&redir_log=684109320029622> . * Oversight Needed: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a rogue agency with no accountability to the American people. That's why I helped introduce legislation that would provide Congress oversight of this agency <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3d37BCA1B 0-CE7B-4BA4-BA83-5D3CB5B82C83&redir_log=605752470661620> through the appropriations process. * Protecting Affordability: I've heard from lot of Arkansans who rely on Rhea Lana events to buy affordable children's clothes, furniture and toys. Unfortunately, an unnecessary and burdensome Department of Labor regulation is unfairly targeting this business model and threatening to prevent events like this from continuing. That's why I joined Senator Tom Cotton and Congressman French Hill to introduce commonsense legislation that preserves this innovative business model for consignment events <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fpress-releases%3fID%3d452C2D1 C-CE8C-406A-9C9B-A932E3B60894&redir_log=586835999337617> and protects parents from unfair federal regulations that limit their ability to save money on items children quickly outgrow. * Internships: My office is accepting applications for summer interns. Encourage college students who you know to learn more about this opportunity here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=14512.6735069.5986500.7402899&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. boozman.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2finternships&redir_log=53536728 9509413> . 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Boozman Bulletin: Rolling Back Regulations

President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the best lines on how an effective government should operate during his first inaugural address. Standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, he told the American people the way to fix Washington was to make government “work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride our back.”

Regulations that protect consumers, borrowers and the environment improve the quality of life for all Americans. They ensure we have safe food to eat, access to credit at fair rates and clean air to breathe.

When agencies overregulate, the rights of law-abiding Americans are ignored and our economic growth comes to a grinding halt. Overbearing, excessive regulations take farmers away from tending to their crops, slow the lines at manufacturing plants and sap resources that could otherwise be put toward hiring more Americans. Someone who normally would be doing work that creates revenue is taken off task for a considerable amount of time to fill out burdensome paperwork.

Overregulation became the norm during President Obama’s administration. Under his direction, agencies issued regulations at such a rapid pace that the New York Times dubbed him the “Regulator-in-Chief.”

Congress has been moving quickly to deliver on its promise to reverse ill-advised and economically damaging Obama-era regulations by using the powers granted to the Senate and the House of Representatives through the Congressional Review Act. This law allows Congress to overturn any new regulation, within sixty days of its submission, with a joint resolution of disapproval.

So far, the Senate has passed resolutions of disapproval to eliminate misguided regulations that:

  • threatened thousands of American coal workers’ jobs;
  • placed unreasonable compliance burdens on our energy sector; and 
  • potentially deprived seniors and disabled Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process.

Confirming Cabinet members is another important step that the Senate will play in this process. The new administration shares this view of overregulation and is putting forth nominees who will work to support our efforts to address it.

Our system of government grants the executive branch the ability to make regulations. In doing so, we entrust agency officials with the responsibility of making sensible rules that do not encroach on our freedoms. When regulations go too far, Congress has a responsibility to protect the rights of the American people. We’ve taken the first steps of many to roll back regulations and I look forward to working with my colleagues and the White House moving forward.

 


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