Hoyer Statement on President Obama's Executive Order Directing Independent Regulatory Agencies to Examine Regulations

For Immediate Release:

July 11, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Obama issued an executive order directing Independent Regulatory Agencies to streamline our regulatory system and eliminate burdensome regulations:

“Today, President Obama issued an executive order directing our nation's independent regulatory agencies to examine their regulations, eliminating those that are found to have outlived their usefulness or to unnecessarily stand in the way of job creation. Many federal regulations protect consumer safety, economic fairness, our environment, and more, and it is important to keep those useful regulations in place. At the same time, though, it is appropriate to consistently scrutinize regulations and end those that are harmful, duplicative or out-of-date. Such a review is an important part of Democrats' Make It In America agenda—a legislative program to strengthen America's economic competitiveness and job creation—and I am glad that President Obama has furthered those goals with today's executive order.”

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