WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement in support of a measure to return the state of pesticide regulation to the status quo of a 2006 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule:
“With more than 5,000 cases of Zika reported last year in the United States, families across the country are taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves from this devastating virus. However, an Obama-era court decision created a swath of red tape that has forced mosquito control and other pest control programs to reduce operations and redirect their resources to comply with these new onerous regulations. Now is not the time to let bureaucratic regulations impede our response to this deadly virus. I proudly voted to eliminate these unnecessary hurdles and ensure communities have the ability to protect our families from the Zika virus.”
To learn more about H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director