Congressman Wants to Repeal All Federal Regulations From the Past 20 Years
Alaska’s sole congressman says he wants to eliminate every federal regulation issued since 1991 – a proposal that could touch everything from food and drug safety to banking to health care to oil drilling.
Republican Rep. Don Young told the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club on Tuesday that he drew the line at 20 years ago “because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that time,” The Anchorage Daily News reported. “And no new regulations until they can justify them.”
Young’s spokesman, Luke Miller, told FoxNews.com Young is still developing the legislation.
“The main thing is if an agency can’t justify a regulation, it shouldn’t be on the board,” he said. “The overall idea behind the legislation is to make sure an agency justifies these regulations.”
Since Republicans took control of the House this year, they have put a spotlight on what they view as excessive regulations that are harming profits and killing jobs. Democrats counter that regulations are necessary to protect the public from greed, irresponsibility and recklessness.
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