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TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges you to approve H.R. 1654, the “Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act,” which would streamline the permitting process for new surface water storage projects. The Chamber may consider including votes on, or in relation to, H.R. 1654 in our annual How They Voted scorecard.
Congress should still pass a delay of attainment designations to 2025.
For a top Senator Orrin Hatch, the answer lies in smarter, more effective federal regulations.
Main Street depends on financial services to receive capital, expand, hire, and succeed.
"Sue and Settle" refers to when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. The agency intentionally relinquishes statutory discretion by committing to timelines and priorities that often realign agency duties. These settlement agreements are negotiated behind closed doors with no participation from the public or affected parties.
If there's progress on taxes, infrastructure, regulatory reform, and other issues, businesses will invest and grow.
This is a letter from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President & Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley in response to Chairman Labrador and Vice-Chairman Johnson’s request to the Chamber for insight in identifying federal regulations and government processes, within the Committee’s jurisdiction, that are in need of reform as well as suggestions for reform.
Testimony to House Oversight Subcommittee on Hearing on Examining 'Sue and Settle' Agreements - Part I
Statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ON: Hearing on Examining "Sue and Settle" Agreements: Part I
Sue and Settle Updated: Damage Done 2013-2016 updates the Chamber’s 2013 report, Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors. The study found that EPA increased its use of sue and settle agreements under the Clean Air Act since the last report. The EPA entered i