Congressman Rick Berg today reflected on the six month anniversary of the launch of his R.E.G.S. Agenda -- a path forward to reduce regulatory red tape, empower states, grow the economy, and stop President Obama's regulatory overreach.
"The number one thing we can do to get our economy back on track and give our small businesses certainty to grow and create jobs is to rein in President Obama's overbearing regulations that burden job creators with added costs and more red tape," stated Berg. "North Dakotans continue to be frustrated with the Obama Administration's regulatory overreach and are concerned about how these one-size-fits-all rules will hurt their small businesses and farms."
Berg noted that considerable progress has been made in the House in getting his R.E.G.S. Agenda passed, but expressed his frustration over inaction by Senate Leadership to act on any of the House-passed legislation.
"We've made a lot of progress over the past six months," added Berg. "A number of regulatory relief bills have passed the House, including the REINS Act, which would require Congressional approval of major regulations proposed by the Administration and could overnight stop the President's out-of-control regulations that have a stranglehold on our economic recovery. Unfortunately, Harry Reid and the Democrat Leadership in the Senate have refused to even take up many of these important bills for a vote."
Berg also noted successes in fighting back proposed regulations on regional haze, hydraulic fracturing, and generator use. Berg continuously adds additional components to his R.E.G.S. Agenda, but took this opportunity announce recently added components, including the introduction of additional legislation and directly petitioning federal agencies to address regulatory concerns.