REJECT REGULATORY ROLLBACKS
Like laws that protect your health, safety and welfare? So do we.
Six “regulatory reform” bills threaten to paralyze the EPA and other federal agencies that have always been responsible for these regulations. Full details here: http://bit.ly/2ncowSk. A few examples:
• H.R. 26 requires any new regulation to be “offset” by amending or repealing existing regulations – REGARDLESS of how the rule might benefit people, the environment, etc
• H.R. 5 creates new procedural hurdles to new regulations, and would ASSIST BUSINESSES attempting to block a pending regulation through litigation.
• HR 1004 restricts the ability of agencies to raise awareness of regulations in social media and press releases. This is a solution in search of a problem, and ripe for industry MEDDLING AND INFLUENCE. None of these regulatory reforms bills can become law unless . . .
Republicans rally 60 votes to overcome a Democratic filibuster!
(Source: Oregon – Indivisible with special thanks to RISE Stronger for info!)
**CALL TO ACTION: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY
“My name is [—], a constituent from [city], Oregon (zip code). I strongly oppose so-called “regulatory reform” bills that would effectively paralyze the EPA and other federal agencies from passing regulations to protect my health, safety and welfare. Will the Senator commit to standing with other Democratic Senators in filibustering these harmful bills?” (As always, you can take this contact opportunity to lobby for any of your other pet peeves and projects!)
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142