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AFP KEY Vote: YES on S. J. Res. 9, S. J. Res. 10, and S. J. Res. 11

Feb 1, 2017 by AFP

Dear Senators:

On behalf of more than 3.2 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write to urge a YES vote on S. J. Res. 9, S. J. Res. 10, and S. J. Res. 11. These Congressional Review Act (CRA) joint resolutions of disapproval are slated for 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 S. J. Res. 9, S. J. Res. 10, and S. J. Res. 11. Americans for Prosperity will include these votes in our congressional scorecard.

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

–  S. J. Res. 9, 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.

–  S. J. Res. 10, Disapproving the Department of Interior Stream Protection Rule. The rule will put more than half of the nation’s coal reserves off limits, override state permitting standards, and inflict further harm on an industry that has already experienced the devastation of the regulatory war on coal.

–  S. J. Res. 11, 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 regulatory overreach in the future.

We urge YES votes on S. J. Res. 10, S. J. Res. 11, and S. J. Res. 9. 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