U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) kicks off her Get Regulation Out of The Way (GROW) tour today. She will travel throughout the Second Congressional District to hear how federal regulations have impacted farmers, business owners, and manufacturers.
According to the American Action Forum, the Obama administration has issued over 500 major federal regulations costing taxpayers, including small business owners and manufacturers, almost $2 trillion in compliance. A ‘major’ regulation is anything expected to have a $100 million annual effect on the economy.
Two weeks ago, Walorski supported legislation to prevent burdensome federal regulations from crushing manufacturers with unnecessary costs. H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny(REINS) Act, which requires any rule or regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more to come before Congress for a vote before taking effect.
Wednesday’s stops will allow Walorski to tour Superior Oil in Elkhart, Plastic Solutions in South Bend, Nishikawaka Standard Co LLC (NISCO aka Cooper Standard) in Bremen, U.S. Aggregates in Francesville and Hoosier Custom Plastics in Knox.
On Thursday Walorski will visit Shatto Ditch in Mentone, she will tour Bulldog Battery in Wabash, Savage Farms in Macy and tour Harsh Farms in Akron.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee and House Committee on Agriculture.