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FEDERAL ORDER SETS RULES LIMITS:
President Trump recently signed an
Executive Order requiring for every
new Federal regulation implemented,
two must be rescinded. The Order
will help small business growth, which
has been inundated by regulations
in recent years. It will also clear the
Code of Federal Regulations of outdated and contradictory regulations
that impact the success and growth of
manufacturers in the United States.
The Order could lead to a broad
reworking of how regulators calculate
new rules’ cost and bene;ts. To this
point, KCMA signed a letter from the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce urging
the Senate to make regulatory reform
a top priority by passing the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA). The
RAA encourages Federal regulations
to be more narrowly tailored and supported by strong and credible data to
impose the least burden possible.
PRUITT PICKED FOR EPA HEAD: Scott
Pruitt’s selection as administrator of
the U.S. Environmental Agency has
the support of the National Association
of Manufacturers. “Manufacturers believe [Pruitt] can restore much needed
balance to the regulatory process at the
EPA,” Jay Timmons, NAM president
& CEO said in a letter to the Senate.
NAM noted many past regulations
have cost U.S. manufacturers hundreds of billions for compliance.
OVERTIME RULE BLOCKED: A U.S
District Court in Texas blocked the
Labor Department’s rule on overtime
pay that made more than 4 million
private-sector workers eligible for
mandatory extra pay or time off.
The case judge said the Labor
Department’s regulation exceeded
its authority by raising the salary
threshold for mandatory overtime
pay from $23,660 to $47,476 a year.
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