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Directing Committees to Review Regulations from Federal Agencies

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. AUSTIN SCOTT of Georgia. Madam Speaker, we all know this is a challenging time for many families across America. Just like the rest of the country, folks in middle and south Georgia are struggling because of this economy. You see, the government has taxed and spent the American home into a recession. In fact, Madam Speaker, the current administration, in the last 2 years, in piling on regulation after regulation has made it more difficult for small businesses and family farms to grow and create jobs. Agencies like the EPA and laws like the recently enacted financial regulatory reform bill stand to do nothing but kill jobs. As a member of the Agriculture and Armed Services Committees, I look forward to working with my colleagues to tackle the burdensome regulations at these Federal agencies.

President Eisenhower famously said, ``Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're 1,000 miles away from the cornfield.'' We need to take an eraser to a lot of these rules and regulations that the bureaucrats in Washington are placing on the American small business owner.


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