Leader Cantor Statement on Bipartisan Regulatory Relief Bill
October 13, 2011
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement regarding the House passage of the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, H.R. 2250, a bipartisan bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to delay Boiler MACT regulations that would place new costs on manufacturers, universities, and businesses small and large.

“New regulations coming from Washington are adding uncertainty to the economy, hurting the competitiveness of our manufacturers, and putting thousands of jobs at risk. Today the House took a bipartisan vote to delay the Boiler MACT regulations, which could eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs by imposing billions in new costs on manufacturers. Manufacturers in my home state of Virginia already spend $1.7 billion every year to comply with federal regulations, which makes it harder for them to use that capital for job creation and growth. With millions of Americans out of work, businesses in the Commonwealth and across the country need to have the ability to grow and hire.

“I thank Chairman Fred Upton, Congressman Morgan Griffith and Congressman G.K. Butterfield for their hard work on this legislation that will prevent EPA regulations from eliminating jobs and will ensure there is an even playing field for the manufacturers and small businesses in our country. I hope the Senate acts on this important legislation and joins the Administration to work with us to create an environment for economic growth and job creation.”