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NRDC: House Bills Threaten Public Safeguards

WASHINGTON (February 27, 2014)—The House of Representatives today passed a package of bills, HR 2804, that would hobble--and even prevent--federal agencies from carrying out their Congressional mandates to implement and enforce safeguards to protect public health and safety.

David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement:

“The House Republican Leadership and the Tea Party are trying to prevent the most basic public safeguards from being put in place – safeguards that protect consumers, health and the environment.  The bills the House is passing this week are radical efforts to overhaul the system that has protected Americans for a century.  They should never see the light of day in the Senate.”

The Obama administration has threatened a veto of HR 2804.

For more information, please see David Goldston’s blog: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldston/regulatory_accountability_act.html


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