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Earthjustice Statement on House Vote on "The Regulatory Accountability Act"

The bill is an attack on much-needed public health and environmental safeguards and continues the direct attack on how federal protections are established.
The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Architect of the Capitol
January 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. —

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), a proposed bill that would expand the requirements for federal agency rulemaking.  

Statement from Kendra F. Brown, associate legislative counsel for Earthjustice:
“The bill is an attack on much-needed public health and environmental safeguards and continues the direct attack on how federal protections are established. We must not allow efforts to continue which undermine critical safeguards and ensure gridlock to the federal rulemaking process. We must do what protects the people. The RAA seeks to turn the process by which federal protections are created into a black hole.  The bill threatens our nation’s environmental, workplace safety and public health protections by overriding laws designed to protect us."