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GOP senator: Let’s cut Obama regulations ‘24/7’

GOP senator: Let’s cut Obama regulations ‘24/7’

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenate coronavirus bill delayed until Thursday Democrats cut deals to bolster support for relief bill Senate GOP will force clerks to read bill to delay COVID-19 relief vote MORE (R-Wis.) says the Senate should get to work immediately on repealing President Obama's regulations.

“I said, ‘let’s not waste our precious resource.' What we have is a limitation of time,” Johnson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday, recounting his swearing-in the day before.

“So I said, ‘the United States Senate, at the appropriate time, for as long as we need to take advantage of the Congressional Review Act, we ought to go 24/7.' ”

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Johnson said he would volunteer to work overnight shifts on the Senate floor to chip away at Obama's rules.

“It’s a big task. We have such an enormous web of over-regulation. Unwinding this will be difficult," he said.

“[I’m] willing to pull a night shift. There are plenty of Americans out there working factory shifts. They’re working 24/7, working nights. I’ll preside at 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock if that’s what it’s going to take to overturn and repair the damage done by this over-regulation.”

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE vowed last month to gut the Obama administration’s regulations by chipping away at the number of rules on the books.

 

Trump said that for every new regulation he issued, he would erase two.

“One of the keys to unlocking growth is scaling back years of disastrous regulations unilaterally imposed by out-of-control bureaucrats,” he said in September at the Economic Club in New York City.

"Regulations have grown into a massive, job-killing industry — and the regulation industry is one business I will absolutely put to an end on day one."