WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law will hold a hearing this morning commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Administrative Procedure Act. At the hearing, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) will roll out new legislation – the Stop Corporate Capture Act – to clear the path for agencies to issue strong public interest safeguards that deliver results for workers, consumers, public health, and our environment. Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, released the following statement:
“For too long, our country’s system of regulatory protections has been rigged in favor of corporate special interests, with consumers and workers paying the price. This transformational bill is exactly the antidote to stop corporate influence and capture in the regulatory process.
“The damage to consumers, working families, public health, and the environment from the last administration’s reckless, corporate-driven deregulatory agenda was a wake-up call. Congress needs to put in place bold and aggressive reforms that fix the regulatory process, so our federal agencies are working to protect the American people, not corporate profits.”