Issa Statement on Administration Efforts to Address Job Killing Regulations

May 26, 2011

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on the Administration’s efforts to address job-killing regulations:

“Any effort on the part of the President to make the regulatory system more predictable, more transparent, and less onerous for job creators is progress—and I’ll take it. Job creators, however, have made clear that the flawed regulations that hurt the most are new and proposed regulations that are unnecessarily expensive and sometimes impossible to implement. This announcement does not address underlying problems in a flawed process that often creates red tape which lacks common sense, and imposes needlessly difficult and expensive burdens for businesses. Today’s announcement does not address the 35 new regulations that the utility sector must contend with between 2009 and 2017, outrageously expensive green house gas regulations that will dramatically increase the cost of energy for all Americans, or other major regulatory efforts that are hampering job creation. The Oversight Committee and House Republicans will continue to press the Administration to do better.”

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has held 18 hearings this Congress on regulations that inhibit job creation.

In January the committee released a report on regulations businesses identified as major impediments to job creation.

Earlier this week, the Committee released a report and held a hearing that focused on Obama Administration regulations that raise the price of energy and kill job creation efforts.

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