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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

Rep. Graves Votes to End Unilateral Executive Over-Regulation

July 28, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Louisiana) released the following statement today upon passage of H.R. 427, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 in the US House of Representatives: 

“The growth of power in the executive branch we’ve seen the past several years through unilateral regulations has been astounding. These regulations are backdoor taxes that disproportionately hurt Louisiana by strangling businesses, hurting families and stifling growth in our economy.  It’s estimated that the cost of complying with federal regulations is approaching $1.75 trillion; new regulations issued last year alone came with a price tag of $181 billion. This is good legislation that will ensure our system of checks and balances is in place with respect to these major regulations and will prohibit the president’s ability to circumvent the Congress.”