McMorris Rodgers Votes to Continue Rolling Back Obama’s Regulatory Regime

Communications • February 7, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House voted to disapprove of several burdensome regulations from the Obama administration.

“We’re continuing the positive disruption in Washington, D.C. – rolling back the regulatory regime put in place by the Obama administration. Communities know better than bureaucrats how to manage local land and parents and teachers know better than Washington, D.C. how to educate our children and manage our schools. I am thankful for every one of my colleagues who stepped up to work on giving families and businesses the freedom to make the best decisions for themselves. Under our new, unified Republican government, we’re standing up for men and women of all walks of life and restoring their voice in representative government. We’re just getting started.”

NOTE: Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has the ability to disapprove certain regulations issued in the final months of an outgoing administration, often referred to as “midnight rules.” In a leadership press conference last week, McMorris Rodgers joined House Republican leadership at a press conference to talk about this process. On Constitution Day, Chair McMorris Rodgers discussed Midnight Rules and the need for restoring Congress to its proper role. Click here to read her op-ed on National Review. This week’s disapproval resolutions were introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN).