Scalise Statement on Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 “President Obama’s last-minute regulatory assault is an abuse of power that will cost the American people billions of dollars and hurt families and small businesses.
BigNews.Biz - Jan 10,2017 - Scalise Statement on Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017:
“President Obama’s last-minute regulatory assault is an abuse of power that will cost the American people billions of dollars and hurt families and small businesses. The House acted to stop these radical regulations in their tracks and protect Americans from the Obama Administration’s shameful midnight-hour power grab. Working with President Trump we will roll back these mountains of job-killing red tape so we can get our economy back on track and make America great again.”
Scalise is a strong conservative leader who upholds the Constitution, advocating for the principles of fiscal discipline, lower taxes, an all-of-the-above national energy strategy, a robust national defense, and conservative values. Through his previous experiences as House Deputy Whip and RSC Chairman, Scalise developed a proven formula to pass effective legislation that unites his colleagues.
As Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a caucus of more than 170 conservative members in the House, he coalesced members around a unified vision. During his time as chairman, Scalise championed a free-market, patient-centered Obamacare alternative that gained the support of 130 House members. He also introduced legislation that promotes job creation and economic growth, established an RSC national defense working group, released a conservative budget that would balance in four years, and crafted bills that protect constitutionally-guaranteed rights, like freedom of speech, from unelected Washington bureaucrats.