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Cong Ben Chandler Votes Against REINS and Other Regulatory Control Acts

The Administration shows no signs of slowing down on job-killing over-regulation. According to the White House, 144 pending major rules are expected soon to cost at least $100 million annually. Rather than standing against the rising burden of regulations, Congressman Ben Chandler delivered key votes wrapped in red tape just in time for the holidays. In early December, three pieces of legislation passed in the House putting federal regulators on notice. The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011 (H.R. 527) passed on December 1 and focused on the impact that rules have on small entities. The next day the House passed the Regulatory Accoun...

Chandler’s Stance on Regulations Not Set in Stone

Congressman Ben Chandler’s (D) KY-6 vote in support of HR 2681 is the most recent turn in the four-term representative’s voting history on issues related to regulations. HR 2681, known as the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, passed in the House in a 262-161 vote on October 6. Though passage by the Senate and ultimate signature of President Obama is highly unlikely, the Act would delay the implementation of air pollution rules for cement plants by 15 months, giving additional time for the EPA to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities. Chandler is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and chairs its Task Force on ...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 12

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Conservative groups wary of Obamacare contingency plans (Photo of Tea Party Patriots at SCOTUS rally / Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Conservative groups are suspicious of GOP plans to temporarily keep Obamacare's insurance subsidies flowing if they're blocked this summer by the Supreme Court. For years, groups such as Club for Growth, Heritage Action and Americans for Prosperity have hounded Congress to do all it can to undermine the Affordable Care Act. At times, lawmakers have even been forced to table Obamacare-related bills over complaints that they appeared to be improving the law instead of repealing it entirely. Now ...

Safety at any cost = bureaucratic boondoggle

Yesterday, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released a report discussing $35 billion in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending over the last decade. In the report, Coburn excoriated inefficient and corrupt spending that has zero benefit to the American people. From Coburn’s office’s press release: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released an oversight report, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities.” The report is based on a year-long investigation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant programs and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). More than $35 billion has ...