U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday regarding the President's decision to withdraw proposed new national smog standards that the administration said would have cost billions of dollars, and would have a devastating impact on jobs:
"The President took a step today that highlights the devastating impact on jobs that has been created by this administration's regulatory overreach. There are hundreds of regulations that even the administration acknowledges will cost America's job creators billions of dollars. This action alone will prevent more job losses than any speech the President has given, and I hope he will listen to the bipartisan calls from across the country to address his administration's negative impact on job creation. There are several bipartisan bills pending before Congress now to fix the jobs and economic problems his administration has created, and I hope they will be the centerpiece of his proposal next week."