McMorris Rodgers on the Unveiling of the House’s Regulatory Reform Agenda

Jun 14, 2016 | Communications •

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding today’s rollout of the House’s regulatory reform agenda, “A Better Way to Grow Our Economy.”

“The best ideas don’t come from Washington, D.C.” said McMorris Rodgers. “They come from the men and women – the store owners, the farmers, and everyone in between — across this country who know that running a business or organization of any type isn’t easy. There are employee and family pressures, and it can be stressful when you know people are counting on you. These pressures, compounded by a government that tells you how to act, how to live, and how to run your organization, is a recipe for distrust and resentment.

“Every day we hear stories of people being stymied by regulations and government-knows-best policies, whether it is colleges and universities bound by federal mandates, tech companies and startups forced to grapple with new overtime regulations, or state and local governments put in impossible situations by rules in which they had no say. This has been going on for decades. The American people are drowning in red tape, and feel they have no way out. They’ve lost their voice, and they’re looking to us to fix this problem. This reform agenda is a long-awaited positive disruption aimed at reducing the burden of government on everyday lives, and to help our economy thrive.

“In all areas of life, we want to see the American people able to focus their time, energy, and resources on creativity and innovation, not bogged down by top-down regulations and red tape. No matter where you come from – no matter your age, race, gender, or walk of life, you should have the ability to imagine what’s possible and have the opportunity to go out and make it happen.”

Note: Led by Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), and Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens unveiled the agenda with the goal of making it easier to invest, produce, and build things in America with a regulatory system that reduces bureaucracy and eases the burden on small businesses and job creators, while still protecting the environment, public safety, and consumer interests. Visit to learn more.