Mitchell Remarks in Support of REINS Act

January 9, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I am proud that in my first week as Representative of Michigan’s 10th District we have passed two important pieces of legislation to stem the avalanche of federal regulation.

The top concern I hear from employers of all sizes across my district is that regulation from Washington is making it harder for them to do business. I spent my career in business, so I have firsthand knowledge of the damage caused by excessive federal regulation.  The Midnight Rules Relief Act and the REINS Act, which I proudly cosponsored, will provide much needed regulatory relief to families and businesses alike.  Both pieces of legislation will make unelected bureaucrats accountable to Congress.

The American dream is achievable, and as the son of a General Motors line worker, my life is proof of it. But this dream is only possible when we give Americans the freedom they need to be successful and unleash their capabilities in our economy.

Thank you and I yield back the balance of my time.