Walorski kicks off ‘Get Regulation Out of the Way’ tour in her district

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) stopped in Elkhart County, Indiana, on Wednesday to kick off her district-wide ‘Get Regulation Out of the Way’ (GROW) tour.

Walorski spent the balance of the week visiting manufacturers, local businesses and farms to hear how federal regulations have affected them.

During her stop at Superior Oil, Walorski toured the facility and met with a number of employees, learning how federal regulations have impacted the hiring of employees, future growth and productivity at the company.
“Elkhart County businesses employ over 100,000 workers, and federal regulations are forcing businesses like Superior Oil to spend time, money and energy to ensure they’re in compliance,” Walorski said. “In fact, every dollar used to comply with the over 80,000 pages of regulations from the EPA is money they could have used to hire more workers. Instead, it’s wasted following the arbitrary rules put in place by unelected bureaucrats.”

Over the past three to four years, nearly 500 major federal regulations have been issued, costing taxpayers, including business owners, almost $2 trillion in compliance measures. A “major” regulation is anything expected to have a $100 million annual effect on the economy. Research from the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index reveals that regulations have been cited as a top impediment to conducting business for over 65 months in a row.

Walorski is a lifelong Hoosier, born and raised in South Bend, who has dedicated her career to helping Hoosier families. She is grateful to serve the people of Indiana’s Second District in the 114th Congress, where she serves on the House Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs and Agriculture Committees, and is chairwoman of the Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee.