Remarks by President Trump at Signing of H.J. Resolution 38 ... this is our second bill signing this week as we continue to work for the American people. This is H.J. Resolution 38, and that will eliminate another terrible job-killing rule, saving many.....
BigNews.Biz - Feb 17,2017 - Remarks by President Trump at Signing of H.J. Resolution 38
THE PRESIDENT: Okay. We had an exciting news conference before. And some people loved it. I think nobody hated it, but it was -- I think it was very productive. And thank you all for being there, that was very nice. And thank you, all of the wonderful politicians, but -- right, Mitch, especially the miners that are with us, right? So I just want to thank you. Seriously. (Applause.) We appreciate it. We appreciate it very much.
And this is our second bill signing this week as we continue to work for the American people. This is H.J. Resolution 38, and that will eliminate another terrible job-killing rule, saving many thousands of American jobs, especially in the mines, which I’ve been promising you. The mines are a big deal. I’ve had support from some of you folks right from the very beginning, and I won’t forget it. I went to West Virginia and I -- we had 17,000, 18,000 people that couldn’t get into that big arena, right? You were a few of them. But that was some day and some night.
I want to thank Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop -- thank you, Rob -- and Representative Bill Johnson, who worked very hard on this bill. And they really did, they worked very hard. This was a tough one.
I also want to thank the great members of Congress who have joined us today. We have a lot of them. In eliminating this rule, I am continuing to keep my promise to the American people to get rid of wasteful regulations that do nothing -- absolutely nothing -- but slow down the economy, hamstring companies, push jobs to other countries -- which is happening all over, although I must tell you, we’ve stopped it. You’ve seen all the factories, all the plants that are moving back. They’re going back to a lot of places. So you know that, right, fellas? They’re moving back fast. Ford, General Motors, Fiat -- so many. Very happy.
Compliance costs for this rule would be over $50 million a year for the coal industry alone, and it’s unnecessary. I want to also thank the incredible coal miners who are with us today. I think we can maybe thank them the most, right, for -- political leaders. (Applause.) You folks have put up with a lot. And you know, in other countries, they love their coal. Over here, we haven’t treated it with the respect it deserves. Even for defense, having that coal is a very important thing for us. So I want to thank you all.
This rule we’re eliminating it’s a major threat to your jobs, and we’re going to get rid of that threat immediately. We’re going to fight for you like I promised I would in the campaign. And you