House Passes Sessions' Regulatory Reform Resolution


U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) today applauded House approval of his resolution (H.Res.72) instructing House committees to review government rules and regulations with particular emphasis on how they impact the economy and job growth. The House passed the resolution by a vote of 391-28.

"Republicans are fulfilling a promise to the American people to fight for more transparent and accountable government, and I applaud the House for passing my resolution to eliminate excessive regulations that burden our economy and discourage employers from creating jobs.

"In just one year under the Obama Administration, American businesses were subjected to an unprecedented 43 new government regulations costing taxpayers and the private sector more than $26.5 billion annually. Congress must not only prevent harmful rules and regulations from taking effect but also eliminate the job-destroying rules already on the books. I look forward to working with the House committees during their review process to implement real reforms that end the regulatory burdens that continue to thwart job growth, investment, and innovation."