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  • Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015

    by Representative Chris Van Hollen

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Thursday, January 7, 2016 The House in Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union had under consideration the bill (H.R. 712) to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes: Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Chair, today I rise in opposition to The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015.

    In our first legislative week of 2016 the Republican agenda is clear--continue to erode the rights of Americans. Despite its sunny title, this bill does nothing more than make it more difficult for agencies to implement environmental, public health and consumer regulations. This bill helps big corporations that do not want to comply with agency promulgations at the expense and health of the American people.

    It is for this reason Mr. Speaker that I must vote no.


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