Washington, DC – House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Ranking Member David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to eliminate critical protections for consumers’ health and product safety, environmental protections, workplace safety, and consumer financial protections:
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John Conyers, Jr.
“Our Federal regulations create jobs and ensure the safety of our food, water and air are not undermined.
“This two for one Executive Order is a historic step in the wrong direction. By requiring that all Federal agencies eliminate two protections prior to adopting virtually every new rule—no matter how important or pressing—the Executive Order will practically guarantee a shutdown of the Federal government through administrative red tape.
“This measure is no different than requiring that two criminals are released for every arrest or that two stop signs are destroyed for every new one built.
“Simply put, the bureaucratic gridlock mandated through this sweeping example of Executive fiat will do little to help small businesses compete, create economic opportunity for American workers, or grow the economy.
“Every citizen who counts on the Federal government to be accountable, transparent, and responsive should be concerned by this unprecedented measure.”
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