Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. Earlier this week at the GOP Stakeout, Roskam spoke about two job creators whose businesses will be directly hurt if these Washington-imposed regulations go into place. You can watch that here. Read Speaker Boehner's blog post about them including Roskam's remarks by clicking here.
"The House has taken important action to stop the EPA's job-destroying Cement MACT rules. It is imperative the Senate takes up this legislation immediately to save American jobs. The Cement MACT rules is just the latest example of Washington-imposed excessive regulations by unelected bureaucrats that will result in fewer American jobs.
"Americans want our economy to recover and for Washington to implement commonsense regulatory policies that give businesses certainty and allow them to exist, grow, and innovate. We can turn this economy around, but only if we start removing unnecessary regulations that are barriers to private-sector job creation."