Rep. Lewis Supporting the Regulation Freedom Amendment

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On this day, 229 years ago, farmers took action against a federal government forcing taxation and judgements for debt. Shays' Rebellion, as it is known now, is an example of the peoples' discontent with government intruding on liberty and freedom. 

Regulation can kill businesses. There is no reason that a bloated bureaucracy should have absolute free reign to write regulation after regulation. This is not what our founding fathers intended. 

This is why I'm giving my support to the Regulation Freedom Amendment supported by the American Opportunity Project. 

The Regulation Freedom Amendment gives members of Congress and the American people a "check" on what can be considered the fourth branch of government: the administrative state. 

THE “REGULATION FREEDOM” AMENDMENT

“Whenever one quarter of the Members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate transmit to the President their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House and Senate to adopt that regulation.”

Regulation for the purposes of health and safety can be beneficial to the public, but we must take steps to protect our country from regulations that seek to stifle, hurt, and slow down business. I stand for efficient government and sensible regulation that serves the intent of the legislature.

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