Fighting against the Administration’s onerous regulations
by Pete Sessions on April 24, 2015 at 5:05 PM
During my last District Work Period, I sat down with members of the Dallas Builders Association to discuss important issues facing the North Texas building community. During our conversation they relayed their frustrations and concerns over the President’s new EPA regulations that he issued through yet another executive order. This new power grab would substantially increase what constitutes a floodplain, causing many communities to be ineligible for many federal programs. This would have a severe negative economic impact on Texas communities and cause a dramatic increase in the cost of construction.
After learning more about the serious threat that these new regulations pose to construction and homebuilding projects across the state of Texas, I joined 54 of my colleagues in the House of Representatives in sending a letter to President Obama urging him to explain the Administration’s decision making process in proposing these new guidelines and the legality of this executive order. In addition to writing to the President, I also sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to encourage them to extend the public comment period for stakeholders, constituents, state and local officials, and Congress so these interested parties can have meaningful input regarding this harmful proposal.
As the proud representative of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas, I am committed to ensuring North Texans’ voices are heard and considered as we fight the administration on this important issue.