Senators Request President Obama Stop Issuing New Regulations

Press Release – Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting his Administration stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term.

Led by Senator Cory Gardner, R-Colo., the letter stressed that the American people made it clear on November 8th that they expect regulatory relief.

“Today, we have the opportunity to return to commonsense principles of regulation and curb unnecessary government interference in the private sector,” the senators wrote. “In doing so, we will grow the economy, create jobs, and, above all, help the people who have been overlooked the past eight years. To this end, we respectfully request you honor the will of the American people and refrain from working on or issuing any new, non-emergency regulations while carrying out your remaining term in office.”

The letter was also signed by Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., John Hoeven, R-N.D., John Thune, R-S.D., Roger F. Wicker, R-Miss., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, David Perdue, R-Ga., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Bill Cassidy, R-L.A. and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska.

Click here for a copy of the letter.