Press Release

Conaway Votes for SCRUB Act

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C.–Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) voted to pass H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2017. This bill, which establishes a commission to identify regulations that are ineffective and should be immediately repealed, passed the House of Representatives 240-185. Congressman Conaway released the following statement upon passage:

“The SCRUB Act provides us with an independent review process to identify outdated and overly burdensome regulations, and helps the repeal of these regulations move forward. For the last 140 years, the federal government has allowed new regulations to be piled on as inane, archaic regulations remain in place by default, because agencies have been unwilling to peel back the layers of rules that their predecessors have put in place. The Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission’s sole purpose will be to sift through the more than one million regulatory restrictions that are currently in place, and make recommendations for repeals. This Commission is a welcome change to rid our nation of many of the absurd, job-killing regulations that were added during the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency.”

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