WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act:
“Due to the historic expansion of American energy in recent years, the U.S. manufacturing sector is poised for a robust resurgence. A manufacturing boom would generate much-needed economic investment and create thousands of good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans. Unfortunately, onerous federal policies and regulations have slowed potential economic growth. Specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency’s lengthy preconstruction permitting process is filled with red tape that creates unnecessary burdens on American businesses and keeps them from hiring new workers.
“Today the House passed a bill to reform the EPA’s broken permitting process that is holding back our economy. H.R. 4795 would make this process more efficient and transparent in order to help facilitate the creation of manufacturing projects. By helping to get government out of the way of an oncoming manufacturing boom, House Republicans will continue the fight to jumpstart new manufacturing projects and create good-paying jobs sooner rather than later.”