House Speaker Paul Ryan promises to provide regulatory relief during the next Congress. Over the weekend, the Wisconsin Republican used agriculture as an example of needing relief during an interview. He called regulatory relief his second priority, following a plan to repeal Obamacare. Ryan says he wants to have “smarter regulations” that can help grow jobs. He said, “We want to have good stewardship and conservation of the environment and economic growth.” For agricultural groups, the first priority when it comes to regulations is the Waters of the U.S. rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ryan’s comments put House leadership in line with President-elect Donald Trump, as Trump opposes the rule. For now, the rule remains tied up in the federal court system facing dozens of lawsuits and is under a nationwide stay.
Source: NAFB News Service