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Issue Position: Over-Regulation

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FIGHTING AGAINST OVER-REGULATION

Costly red tape and government restrictions can place an unnecessary drag on private-sector job creation. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, federal regulations cost the American economy $1.75 trillion annually.

Since his reelection to Congress in 2010 Leonard Lance has listened to countless stories from business owners who are often forced to fight cumbersome rules and federal regulations rather than spend that time investing in their companies and creating new jobs.

And as a new member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Leonard Lance has participated in the Committee's continuing examination of harmful and onerous government regulations -- including regulations proposed by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.

Leonard Lance has heard the message loud and clear.

Leonard Lance has consistently voted to protect American businesses from overly burdensome environmental regulations, including casting my vote in support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act to stop the EPA from moving ahead with its planned climate change regulations.

"The EPA's regulations would drive up energy costs for consumers during a time when the U.S. economy is struggling to recover from recession," Lance said.

Leonard voted for the "Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act" that will allow small business owners to spend more of their time investing in their companies and creating new jobs rather than fighting cumbersome rules and regulations.

He voted for the "Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation " or TRAIN Act to study the cumulative impact of the litany of federal environmental regulations coming and their effect on energy prices, job creation, and economic competitiveness.

Rest assured Leonard Lance is fully aware that the recent regulatory environment under President Obama has significantly hindered job creation and our economy, and is working diligently to restore clarity and balance to that process.


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