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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1430, the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act:

“Government accountability is built upon government transparency, and only in the most extreme circumstances does an agency have the right to make rules based on information inaccessible to the public. When the EPA promulgates rules—sometimes extremely costly and contentious rules—it can do so based on scientific studies that are not made available to independent scientists and the public. This isn’t government by the people, it’s government by secret bureaucracy, and it must end.”