Trump: “Nobody has gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration”

We will be removing federal restrictions that have prevented many different industries from creating apprenticeship programs.  We have regulations on top of regulations.  And in history, nobody has gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration.  And that’s one of the reasons that you see the jobs and the companies all kicking in so strongly.

Sen. Tester: Legacy of the 1917 Granite Mountain disaster is “a unification of the U.S. labor movement and an unprecedented push for labor laws”

Jon TesterToday I wish to honor the victims and survivors of the Granite Mountain Mine disaster and commemorate the lasting legacy of the labor movement in Montana and across this nation.

The Granite Mountain disaster led to a unification of the U.S. labor movement and an unprecedented push for labor laws that are still in effect today.One hundred years later, we are thankful for our union brothers and sisters who fought and continue to fight for better pay, safer working conditions, civil rights, and a stronger economy for working Americans.

—Sen. Jon Tester (D–MT)

Granite Mountain Mine Disaster,  Senate Floor, June 8, 2017

See also: Sen. Daines: Legacy of the 1917 Granite Mountain disaster is “a culture in mining communities and industry that prioritizes safety”

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Sen. Daines: Legacy of the 1917 Granite Mountain disaster is “a culture in mining communities and industry that prioritizes safety”

Steve DainesToday I wish to remember metal mining’s greatest disaster, the Granite Mountain/Speculator Mine Fire that took place 100 years ago in Butte, MT, that claimed the lives of 168 men.

One hundred years after this tragedy, we are also reminded of how far we have come in hard rock mining. Continue reading Sen. Daines: Legacy of the 1917 Granite Mountain disaster is “a culture in mining communities and industry that prioritizes safety”

Mitch McConnell: Used to Be “Bipartisan Consensus” for Light Regulation of the Internet

Mitch McConnell

I don’t have to tell colleagues how important the internet and other wireless technologies have been in our modern society…. It is important to remember that these groundbreaking technological advances didn’t just come about because of government mandates or heavy-handed bureaucracy; they grew out of an environment that allowed for, and actually encouraged, innovation. From the Clinton years onward, there was a bipartisan consensus that we should maintain the kind of light regulatory touch that allows this innovation to thrive in the first place in order to open the door to further advancements.

—Sen. Mitch McConnell (R–KY)

The Internet, Senate Floor, May 18, 2017

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa: Consumer Protection Bureau Most Unaccountable Agency in US History

Doug LaMalfa

Dodd-Frank was supposed to help lift up our economy; instead, what we got was the slowest, weakest recovery in 70 years. It was supposed to end taxpayer-funded bailouts; instead, it enshrined, permanently, Wall Street bailouts into law. It was supposed to make the financial system safer; instead, big banks got even bigger, and we have one less community bank or credit union every day. It was supposed to protect consumers; instead, higher bank fees, more expensive mortgages, fewer choices, and the most unaccountable government agency in the history of the Republic, the CFPB.

—Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R–CA)

Giving Consumers a Financial Choice, House Floor, May 18, 2017

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