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ACC Welcomes House Passage of REINS Act and Midnight Rules Relief Act

Jennifer Scott

WASHINGTON (January 10, 2017) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the “Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act,” H.R. 26 and the “Midnight Rules Relief Act,” H.R. 21 last week.

“We applaud House members for approving legislation that will improve the regulatory process and enhance Congressional oversight of major rules affecting the American economy and jobs. The ‘REINS Act’ and the ‘Midnight Rules Relief Act’ are important parts of a broader effort to modernize federal rulemaking, where greater transparency and accountability is sorely needed.

“We commend House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for their steadfast leadership on behalf of these bills. Federal regulatory actions with an impact of $100 million or more have increased sharply over the past decade, and such rules deserve careful consideration and thorough review. We look forward to supporting these and other efforts to achieve regulatory reform.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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