Washington, D.C., 05/26/11 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Aric Newhouse issued this statement today on the results of the Obama Administration's review of regulations:
Manufacturers are encouraged by the Obama Administration's efforts to streamline or remove several outdated and unnecessary regulations to allow manufacturers to focus on what matters most creating jobs and economic growth. However, manufacturing workers will not fully benefit until the crushing burden of proposed new regulations is brought under control.
The Administration has taken several positive steps recently by delaying the costly EPA Boiler MACT rule and withdrawing the OSHA Noise Standard, demonstrating that the Administration has heard the concerns of manufacturers. But new burdensome regulations such as those proposed by EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and change ozone standards are a real threat to job creators and the economy. While today's announcement is a great step, more must be done to limit the cumulative burden of regulations on businesses.