e-Update: EPA Transparency, Responsibility


2013-02-13 18:58:57
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18320.61621952.12189290.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm> Senator Johanns e-Update February 13, 2013 Today I introduced a package of legislation <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18320.61621952.12189290.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dPressReleases%26amp%3bContentRec ord_id%3d6818ab5c-2859-4868-ac4b-d8d1200437b2%26amp%3bContentType_id%3db c82adff-27b4-4832-8fd6-aecbe3e7d8e3> promoting greater transparency and accountability from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulatory process. Farmers, ranchers, and businesses have all seen increases in EPA regulations that have left them frustrated by how EPA does business. My legislation is an effort to address this frustration. One bill I introduced would provide Congress greater oversight, by bringing EPA guidance documents under the scope of the Congressional Review Act. A second piece of legislation would require EPA's Inspector General to report to Congress twice a year on the agency's progress in meeting regulatory reporting requirements in current law. A third bill would reduce EPA's budget by $20,000 every week until EPA meets its legal deadlines for regulatory agenda-setting. And the final component would promote transparency and cooperation with state governments by requiring the EPA to provide timely information and technical assistance to states working to comply with EPA mandates. It is imperative that our country's job creators are given the opportunity and space to operate free from unnecessary federal burdens. I will continue fighting against irresponsible regulations that hurt our economy and your family's bank account. I don't believe every regulation is bad, but when the cost is greater than the perceived benefit, we should take a closer look. Bringing more transparency and accountability to these decisions will benefit everyone. Click <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18320.61621952.12189290.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fj ohanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dEmailSenatorJohanns> here <johanns.senate.gov/public/ to leave your remarks for Senator Johanns. Stay in touch with Senator Johanns on <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18320.61621952.12189290.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.facebook.com%2fMikeJohanns> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18320.61621952.12189290.14749790&redirect=https%3a%2f%2f twitter.com%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18320.61621952.12189290.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.youtube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorMikeJohanns%3ffeature%3dmhee> To unsubscribe, email xxx ate. gov . <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_johanns-iq/ iqtrk.gif?crop=18320.61621952.12189290.14749790>


Senator Johanns e-Update
February 13, 2013

Today I introduced a promoting greater transparency and accountability from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory process. Farmers, ranchers, and businesses have all seen increases in EPA regulations that have left them frustrated by how EPA does business. My legislation is an effort to address this frustration.

One bill I introduced would provide Congress greater oversight, by bringing EPA guidance documents under the scope of the Congressional Review Act. A second piece of legislation would require EPA’s Inspector General to report to Congress twice a year on the agency’s progress in meeting regulatory reporting requirements in current law. A third bill would reduce EPA’s budget by $20,000 every week until EPA meets its legal deadlines for regulatory agenda-setting. And the final component would promote transparency and cooperation with state governments by requiring the EPA to provide timely information and technical assistance to states working to comply with EPA mandates.

It is imperative that our country’s job creators are given the opportunity and space to operate free from unnecessary federal burdens. I will continue fighting against irresponsible regulations that hurt our economy and your family’s bank account. I don’t believe every regulation is bad, but when the cost is greater than the perceived benefit, we should take a closer look. Bringing more transparency and accountability to these decisions will benefit everyone. 

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