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House Passes Legislation to Reform EPA

March 18, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 1029, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, and H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act.  Congressman Brooks cosponsored both of these EPA reform bills that originated in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

Congressman Brooks said, “The EPA has established a reputation of using secret science to justify actions that support their political agenda, often hiding behind data that is unavailable to Congress and the American public to support EPA’s implementation of costly regulations.  I’m pleased the House took action this week and passed two commonsense bills that protect the scientific process by placing necessary reforms on the EPA.  America must be good stewards of our environment, which is why ensuring a transparent data review process that allows for input by independent scientists and the American public is so important.  H.R. 1029 and H.R. 1030 are good, practical measures that impose important oversight responsibilities over the EPA.  I urge the Senate to hold the EPA accountable to the American people and send both of these bills to the President’s desk.”

* Congressman Brooks serves as Vice-Chairman of the Space Subcommittee on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.