Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement on President Trump’s speech today at the White House, recapping the Trump administration’s progress in rolling back the regulatory state:
“Today’s speech from President Donald Trump represents the exact kind of culture change Washington, D.C. has desperately needed for so long. The American people are fed up with our government’s out-of-control regulatory state that puts the interests of insiders and bureaucrats ahead of everyday Americans on Main Street. They sent President Trump here to lead the charge in fixing it—and the President is delivering. As OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said, the administration has cut 22 old regulations for every new regulation issued. Business as usual is over.
President Trump is right: ‘Unchecked regulation undermines our freedom.’ That’s why, in May, I introduced a bill in the House to codify the Presidents directive to eliminate two out of date, unnecessary regulations for every new regulation enacted. This measure would go a long way toward jumpstarting the economy, reforming our government’s approach to regulating, and changing the culture of Washington, D.C.
This is what the forgotten men and women voted for. This is draining the swamp. I give the President a standing ovation for this initiative, and I wholeheartedly join him in his effort to ‘cut the red tape.’”
To read more about Rep. Meadows’ bill H.R. 2623, the Lessening Regulatory Costs and Establishing a Federal Regulatory Budget Act of 2017, click here.