BATON ROUGE, LA – Continuing his efforts to fight federal overreach, Attorney General Jeff Landry joined 17 other AG’s requesting the Trump Administration and Congress tackle burdensome regulations killing job creation by pushing for greater congressional oversight and approval of any major rules change.
“For too long, the Executive Branch has ignored the rule of law and separation of powers,” said Attorney General Landry. “Fortunately, the incoming Administration respects the Constitution and understands the impact that federal rules have on economic growth.”
In a letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – these state Attorneys General called for cost-benefit and job-impact analyses, curbing abuse of delegated authority, strengthening mandates to consider the regulatory effect of federal rules on states, and developing a new process for regulatory exemptions or waivers.
“This regulatory burden makes it more difficult for Americans to compete for jobs in an increasingly competitive global economy and imposes costs that unnecessarily inflate the price of consumer goods, depress wages, and imperil job security,” wrote Attorney General Landry and the others. “Regulatory reform is critical to restoring limited government in Washington that is responsive to, and protective of, the American people.”
Louisiana signed the regulation overhaul letter with Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. They urged Congress to take back ownership of the regulatory state. Their letter suggests the House-passed Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act would be a major improvement over the existing Congressional Review Act. It would require Congress and the President to review and approve major federal rules.
A full copy of the letter may be found at http://bit.ly/2jUQxZ3