House puts reforming EPA reg process on January agenda

The House announced its plans on Thursday to bring forward a package of regulatory reform measures aimed at curbing the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory process.

ADVERTISEMENT
House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorRace for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election Scalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement 2018 will test the power of political nobodies MORE (R-Va.) said in a statement the measures are a package of three bills from Rep. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerPoll: Almost two-thirds of Texas voters support legal recreational marijuana House, Senate GOP compete for cash Overnight Cybersecurity: Senators want info on 'stingray' surveillance in DC | Bills to secure energy infrastructure advance | GOP lawmaker offers cyber deterrence bill MORE (R-Colo.), Bill JohnsonWilliam (Bill) Leslie JohnsonHouse votes to delay EPA air pollution rules for brickmakers, wood heaters How SpaceX embodies the importance of the free market Watchdog: Federal utility spent nearly M on private aircraft MORE (R-Ohio), and Bob Latta (R-Ohio).

Together, the bills "reduce the red tape inhibiting job creation and keeps our environment healthy," Cantor said in a statement on Thursday.

They are aimed at improving the "federal and state relationship when dealing with hazardous waste."

The Hill's Floor Action blog reported the news on Monday, detailing the package's provisions here.