BIG NEWS → This is the first regulation repeal going to President Trump’s desk. It repeals the previous administration's effort to decimate coal country. Today, we are standing up for American jobs.Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, February 3, 2017
Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) signed H.J. Res. 38, a joint resolution disapproving the Department of Interior’s stream protection rule under the Congressional Review Act. The House passed this CRA on Wednesday and the Senate followed suit on Thursday. Speaker Ryan released the following statement:
“This is the first repeal of President Obama's policies that Congress is sending to President Trump’s desk. Fittingly, it will bring relief to Americans hurt by years of overreach and overregulation. We are repealing the Department of Interior’s stream protection rule—a rule the Obama administration pushed through at the last minute that was designed to decimate coal country.
“This is the first in a series of repeal bills that will break the chokehold of aggressive Obama-era regulations. This is so important because these bills, once signed into law by President Trump, will free up America’s entrepreneurs, create jobs, and get our economy growing again. Congress promised to stand up for American jobs, and today we fulfill that promise.”
NOTE: Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Evan Jenkins (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV), and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) joined Speaker Ryan as he signed the legislation.