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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive action limiting the creation of federal regulations:

“The federal bureaucracy is broken. Obsessed with the idea that quantity is more important than quality, unaccountable agencies continually increase the regulatory burden on our country without a thought to the tens of thousands of pages of rules that already exist. The way these rules are made undermine our Constitution, and the rules themselves obstruct innovation and economic growth while harming individual American citizens. President Trump’s latest action brings much-needed prudence to our regulatory regime following an eight-year rulemaking deluge that added nearly 18,000 pages to the Federal Register.

“The House has focused on rolling back the bureaucracy from day one of the new Congress. Together with President Trump’s latest actions, we’re making Washington rational and accountable to the people again.”