Your help is needed to defeat the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA).
THE RAA: THE WORST BILL YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF. Added 7/14/2017
Your help is needed to defeat the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA). The RAA is one of the greatest threats to our system of public protections in decades. The consequences are broad – potentially impacting women’s health, food safety, human rights, rural development, and more. The RAA cleared a key hurdle to becoming law by passing out of its committee in the Senate. Soon, the full Senate will vote on this dangerous piece of legislation.
• Call ours Senator to OPPOSE S.951 Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (RAA). • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about the RAA. • Post about it on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms • Sign a petition opposing the RAA
Talking Points: - We should not be putting science on trial, especially when there is already a lengthy, well-established rulemaking process. Will you commit to standing up for science and protecting public health by opposing the Regulatory Accountability Act? - The so-called Regulatory Accountability Act will make it easier for corporations to block the rules that keep us safe. The Republicans are focused on money, but at what human cost? The EPA’s climate rule alone, which corporations are already trying to block, is estimated to prevent more than 3,000 premature deaths annually. Will you oppose this dangerous bill? - I’m deeply concerned about politicizing regulations. Clean air and clean water shouldn’t depend on who is in the White House. Can you commit to me, your constituent, that you won’t agree to any bill that obstructs and politicizes the regulatory process necessary to keep our communities safe? - I am concerned Congress might undermine the processes of independent agencies working on our health and safety. The regulation process is already lengthy and provides for public input, yet the RAA may allow corporations to delay rules they don’t like. Will you commit to opposing the RAA?