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AFP KEY Vote: YES on Four Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolutions of Disapproval

Jan 31, 2017 by AFP

Dear Representatives:

On behalf of more than 3.2 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write to urge a YES vote on the four Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolutions of disapproval under floor consideration this week. Passing these resolutions into law will bring immediate regulatory relief to millions of Americans across the country and prevent agencies from issuing similar rules in the future.

We urge YES votes on Reps. Johnson, Huizenga, Foxx, and Bishop resolutions of disapproval under the CRA. Americans for Prosperity will include these votes in our congressional scorecard.

These CRA resolutions ensure Congress can quickly exercise oversight authority, and rein in the regulatory fiat of unelected bureaucrats. The Constitution delegates lawmaking powers to Congress, not federal administrators. We support the House of Representatives in efforts to repeal some of the most harmful regulations of the past administration, including:

– Rep. Bill Johnson’s Resolution disapproving the Department of Interior Stream Protection Rule. The rule will put more than half of the nation’s coal reserves off limits and inflict further harm on an industry that has already experienced the devastation of the regulatory war on coal.

– Rep. Bill Huizenga’s Resolution disapproving the Securities and Exchange Commission Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule. The rule will create unnecessary compliance requirements that put our businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

– Rep. Virginia Foxx’s resolution disapproving Defense Contractor Labor Law Disclosure Rule. The rule requires federal contractors to publicly disclose disputed labor matters before they have been resolved.

– Rep. Rob Bishop’s resolution disapproving the Bureau of Land Management Methane Rule. The rule is duplicative, undermines progress in emission reductions, and some estimate its costs could reach $1 billion by 2025.

We encourage additional efforts to use the CRA to bring as much permanent regulatory relief to the American people as possible and prevent similar expansions in the future.

We urge YES votes on Reps. Johnson, Huizenga, Foxx, and Bishop resolutions of disapproval under the CRA. Americans for Prosperity will include these votes in our congressional scorecard.

Visit our scorecard online: afpscorecard.org

Sincerely,

Chrissy Harbin

Director of Federal Affairs and Strategic Initiatives

Americans for Prosperity