Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced the upcoming fall and winter legislative schedule, which will continue the House's focus on supporting pro-growth measures to help spur job creation by reducing and repealing unnecessary government regulations.
H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, co-authored by Congressman Robert Hurt, was included as one of the pieces of legislation that will be acted on by the House.
The bipartisan Farm Dust Regulations Prevention Act would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from burdening farmers and small business owners in rural America with additional dust regulations and help create a better environment for job creation and economic growth in the 5th District and across the country.
Congressman Hurt co-authored the bill along with Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), and H.R. 1633 has been endorsed by the American Farm Bureau, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and Public Lands Council.
Following Leader Cantor's announcement, Congressman Hurt issued the following statement:
"I am glad that the House will take action on this important bipartisan bill as a part of its overall jobs and regulatory relief agenda, and I want to thank our Leadership for their commitment to promoting pro-growth policies that will help move our economy and our nation forward. H.R. 1633 reduces the regulatory burden on our farmers and small businesses, and is a critical step in our continued efforts to create a more certain economic environment to provide our true job creators with the freedom and opportunity necessary to innovate, hire, and expand."