WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mississippi U.S. Senator Roger Wicker has announced that the new Congress and White House will soon have an opportunity to roll back what they deem as harmful regulations set forth by the Obama Administration, in particular those that have devastated job growth.
In August, the American Action Forum, a nonprofit policy group, reported that there have been 600 major regulations with an economic impact of at least $743 billion during Obama’s presidency.
President-elect Donald Trump has promised regulatory reform during his time in office. Likewise, Republicans in Congress have already turned to the “Congressional Review Act” in an effort to reject some of Obama’s costliest rules, only to face veto threats from the White House.
In a statement released by Wicker’s Office, a Trump administration could help reshape the regulatory landscape in the following ways:
Curbing costly environmental overreach.
Empowering job creators and consumers.
Protecting workers and retirees.
Keeping the Internet open and competitive.
Safeguarding local housing authority.
“For the past eight years, President Obama has pursued a big-government agenda, putting power into the hands of unelected bureaucrats with onerous regulations,” said Senator Wicker.
Wicker continued by saying that he’s hopeful President-elect Trump will reverse this trend, putting American livelihoods and the health of our economy first.