Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2250 -- the EPA Regulatory Relief Act -- legislation that will stop the EPA's excessive Boiler MACT regulations from burdening employers and replace them with common-sense rules to protect jobs:
"The House has taken an important step to relieve an excessive regulatory barrier to job creation. Sensible regulations are important but the EPA's Boiler MACT rules would force businesses to comply with unnecessarily difficult and complex standards and tests. That would cost American job creators billions and put tens of thousands of jobs at risk.
"That's no way to get our economy moving again. We need to create an environment that promotes private-sector job creation, innovation, and growth. I strongly urge the Senate to take up this legislation and help instill confidence in American businesses."