Cornyn: After Dismal Jobs Report, President Should Halt All New Regulations
‘Smog Standards Are Just the Tip of the Regulatory Iceberg’
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) responded today to President Obama’s decision to ask the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw new proposed smog standards:
“The President’s decision is welcome news and a step in the right direction, but in reality smog standards are just the tip of the regulatory iceberg from this Administration.
“As Americans read yet another dismal unemployment report, the President should take this a step further and place a moratorium on all new regulations until the nation’s unemployed are put back to work.”
Sen. Cornyn is an original cosponsor of S. 1438, the Regulation Moratorium and Job Preservation Act. The bill calls for a moratorium on burdensome federal regulations until the national unemployment rate falls to 7.7 percent – below where it was when President Obama was sworn into office.
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.