Thune Statement on the President’s “Clean Power Plan” Overreach

“… we are working on a bipartisan basis to check his executive privilege and protect American families from unnecessary hikes to their electricity costs.”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today released the following statement after he and 48 of his colleagues introduced resolutions of disapproval with bipartisan support to stop the regulatory overreach of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan rule:

“Yet again, President Obama has circumvented the role of Congress by issuing this mandate, and we are working on a bipartisan basis to check his executive privilege and protect American families from unnecessary hikes to their electricity costs. The Obama Environmental Protection Agency, composed of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats, is attempting to force onto the American people regulation that comes with $479 billion in compliance costs and could lead to double-digit electricity price increases for hard-working American families who are already having to do more with less.”

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