February 2, 2017
Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement on Senate passage of H.J. Res 38, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act related to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) final Stream Protection Rule (SPR):
“I thank Senate Majority Leader McConnell for taking swift action on this issue. It is hard to argue which is worse: the harm that this regulation would have caused the American public or the secretive, legally questionable manner in which it was written, all without the critical input from states that would have been directly impacted by it. This is a good day for those who care about hardworking American taxpayers and those who depend upon this industry for a good quality of life.
“Today is also an important marker as we go about much broader efforts, in coordination with the Trump administration, to restore the balance of power and reign in the unelected federal bureaucracy.”
The House passed H.J. Res 38 on February 1, 2017 by a vote of 228-194.