House Should Conduct Robust Oversight of Trump’s Anti-Safeguard Activities, CSS Says

Letter Urges Key Committees to Investigate Rulemaking Misconduct, Improper Corporate Influence, OIRA, Lax Enforcement

Contact: David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742

Feb. 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Judiciary and Oversight and Reform Committees should conduct robust oversight of the Trump administration’s anti-safeguard activities, the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS) said in a letter sent to the committee chairmen today. Under President Donald Trump, federal agencies have been acting in defiance of their statutory missions to advance his corporate-backed anti-safeguard agenda, CSS maintains. Potential avenues of inquiry ripe for congressional oversight include:

“Over the past two years, this administration has engaged in dangerous and often illegal attacks on science-based safeguards that protect hard-working Americans and our families. Not only have these attacks on public protections recklessly endangered public health and safety, they will leave regulatory agencies created to protect the public less able to fulfill their missions in the future,” the letter reads.

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