Rep. Cammack issues statement on overturning Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council

Press release from Congresswoman Kat Cammack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Kat Cammack issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo to overturn its decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council. 

“The administrative state has officially been put on notice. For decades, Chevron deference led to an unprecedented expansion of the federal bureaucracy, reducing the legislative branch’s role in policymaking. As a result, federal agencies—and the federal bureaucracy as a whole—generated regulations that harmed Americans and made a mess for anyone trying to live, work, or run a business in this country. 

“Furthermore, it’s time to pass my bill, the REINS Act, to ensure any rule with an economic impact of $100M or more goes through Congress first. The American people are back in the driver’s seat and I look forward to joining my colleagues to conduct oversight to ensure agencies follow the Court’s ruling and no longer take matters into their own hands in interpreting matters in their jurisdiction.” 

Read more about Loper here and the REINS Act here

  • Any bureaucracy, should not be able to make ANY laws or take any money from tax payers. Period. They should request everything from elected officials voted in by the citizens they serve.

  • Amen and hallelujah !
    The 3% ruling class has to be reined in everywhere, not just Dem cities.

  • “Our national government today is not structured to make a coordinated attack on the pollutants which debase the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that grows our food. Indeed, the present governmental structure for dealing with environmental pollution often defies effective and concerted action,” he said. “Despite its complexity, for pollution control purposes the environment must be perceived as a single, interrelated system. Present assignments of departmental responsibilities do not reflect this interrelatedness.”
    President Nixon.
    I miss intelligent Republican leadership that solved our country’s problems.

  • Given that Kat and her GOP House mates are incapable of even passing bills to name post offices, this is a prescription for doing nothing, letting business ignore safe guards and pollution controls, and screwing regular citizens who will live with the results.

    Pretending to be populist while giving billionaires tax cuts and free rein to do whatever they want – including donating tens of millions to candidates in our elections (“Money doesn’t talk, it swears.” Bob Dylan), see the Citizens United SC decision by GOP appointees – is BS and so is thinking a rip off businessman (famous for not paying the sheetrock hangers and other people who worked for him) who’s had gold toilets his entire life is for the little guy.

    • That’s okay, Harvey and his pals aren’t even capable of removing the names of convicted felons from bus stations. Glass houses and all that.

  • What a great ruling from the Supreme Court!

    I’m voting for Kat – the REINS Act bill that she authored demonstrates her commitment to rolling back the power of the administrative state.

    Bureaucrats have wielding far too much power over every aspect of our lives.

  • I don’t think the Court had a dollar amount in mind when they made their ruling.

    Congress needs to immediately start an inventory of the bureaucracy, and start coordinating with the states on impact analysis and replacement strategies, instead of trying to find legislative patches and workarounds to the clearly stated position of the Court.

    (Whenever you complicate the rules, you generate opportunity for loopholes– you’ll see a lot of laws proposed with a $99,999,999 impact, or you’ll have paid “experts” underrating the true cost, or you’ll have more expensive bills broken into smaller ones to get under the cap.)

  • While the REINs Act is a starting point, it is conceived from a position of weakness. The Constitution is clear that ALL legislation (laws) must come from Congress. Every single bureaucratic regulation (law) is unconstitutional and should be nullified. We need a more direct approach to dismantling the executive branch administrative state. Constitutionally, the Executive Branch is the POTUS, and those executive agencies exist at the pleasure of the POTUS to carry out the POTUS’s policies and directions. Those agencies have been created to bypass congress and the will of the voters and it puts the federal government in our lives controlling the everyday decisions we make in order to live. That is the exact opposite of what the Constitution allows. Democrats claim Republicans are authoritarians and Republicans claim that Democrats are authoritarians, while I say as long as we have an unconstitutional authoritarian executive state, it doesn’t matter who is in “power” as it relates to the impact the federal government has on our lives.

  • SCOTUS may have saved our republic with this ruling. If we could get the legislative branch to pass nation-wide electoral reform to protect the integrity of the election process, we might make it another 250 years.

    • I would assert that every day they continue operations, they are now in violation of the law.

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