Rep. Chip Roy On H.R. 6691, The Coronavirus Regulatory Repeal Act

May 4, 2020
Press Release

Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Friday regarding his bill, H.R. 6691 -- The Coronavirus Regulatory Repeal Act

The Trump administration and numerous  state and local governments have waived and modified roughly 400 regulations to free up businesses and communities to respond in real time to the coronavirus pandemic .  

If these regulations weren’t needed during a time of crisis, it raises the question why they were needed in the first place.  For example, HHS modified HIPPA requirements that prevented doctors from using telemedicine from non-HIPPA compliant apps, like FaceTime or Skype. 

I am introducing, H.R. 6691, the “Coronavirus Regulatory Repeal Act” to ensure we do not simply flip the switch back to re-impose the federal regulations on the American people. The CRRA will immediately end those, as well as leave any regulation modified during the emergency period.  While most of these regulations hopefully will stay off the books, the legislation creates a “reverse sunset review” process in which members of Congress and agency officials can make recommendations on any regulation that should remain in place or be modified. Only if those recommendations are acted upon by Congress within 60 days of the end of the national emergency declaration, they will be made permanent.

As we move forward, we should reconsider not just these, but many of the regulations on the books.

Supporters: 

- Americans for Prosperity 

- Americans for Tax Reform 

- FreedomWorks

- National Taxpayers Union