Matt McCullough, Communications Director (202) 225-5235
SOUTHERLAND VOTES TO IDENTIFY JOB-CRUSHING FEDERAL REGULATIONS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Steve Southerland, II today voted to pinpoint federal regulations that restrict economic growth and crush job creation. The resolution, which passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming 391-28 margin, is the latest of several steps taken by congressional Republicans to streamline government and lower costs for American taxpayers.
“The case against over-regulation could not be made any clearer than in the state of Florida,” said Southerland. “Later this year, as the EPA allies with environmental activists to impose crippling numeric nutrient regulations for Florida’s rivers and lakes, our businesses and local governments will undoubtedly feel the pain. Studies show that these scientifically unsound and unnecessary regulations could destroy more than 14,500 Florida agriculture jobs and force up to $21 billion in mandates upon already cash-strapped local governments to overhaul their water treatment facilities.
“Enough is enough. It is time to get Washington out of the way so that our small businesses can grow and create jobs. I will continue to lead and support responsible efforts to shrink government, cut spending, and put North and Northwest Floridians back to work,” Southerland concluded.
NOTE: Please click here to view Rep. Southerland’s floor speech regarding today’s resolution.