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Walberg Proposal to Highlight Impact of Regulations on Wage Stagnation Passes House as Part of SCRUB Act

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act, legislation which establishes a bipartisan commission tasked with reviewing existing federal regulations to help reduce ineffective and intrusive red tape holding back job creation and economic growth. The final bill included a proposal authored by Congressman Walberg that instructs the commission to also study the role regulations have on wage stagnation as part of their regulatory review process. 
“Redundant and runaway regulations are increasingly becoming an obstacle to innovation and economic growth,” said Walberg. “Small businesses and manufacturers in Michigan are spending more time on complying with red tape than ever before, leaving little left in their budgets to increase the take-home pay of their workers. By streamlining and reviewing regulations, we are taking an important step to remove costly economic barriers and empower employers to boost wages and hire more workers.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.
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