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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’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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