Flores, Price, Reed laud House passage of Midnight Rules Relief Act

U.S. Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX), Tom Price (R-GA) and Tom Reed (R-NY) applauded House approval of legislation to combat last minute regulations handed down by outgoing presidential administrations.

The Midnight Rules Relief Act would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to use a single resolution to roll back an unlimited number of midnight rules.

“The results from last week’s election made it clear that hardworking American families are tired of the status quo,” Flores said. “It is time to put a halt to the ever expanding federal bureaucracy and onerous regulations coming from the Obama administration.”

Price, meanwhile, said, President Obama has issued an unprecedented number of costly regulations that have burdened the U.S. economy, American businesses and family budgets.

“The American people have spoken and voted for change, and for once the White House ought to respect their voices,” Price said.

 

Under current rules, Congress has authority to block rules established by federal agencies using disapproval resolutions, but the Midnight Rules Relief Act would enable Congress to block multiple rules with a single vote.

 

“We care about helping those have been impacted by thoughtless, big government regulations,” Reed said. “They hurt our small business owners and our farmers and we must stand together to push back on this overreach.”