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Senate Republican to Push States’ Rights in Response to Health Care Law

A Republican senator is planning on introducing legislation this week that would allow state officials to challenge federal regulations before they go into effect, says Julian Pecquet.

  • Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) says his states’-rights bill is in large part a reaction to Democrats’ health care reform law, which Republicans claim would create 159 “boards, commissions, bureaus, programs and offices of the federal government.”
  • That figure may be open to debate, but states have certainly raised concerns with the law, with 43 so far joining in legal challenges or taking other action to prevent certain provisions from taking effect.

The proposed law could also be used to challenge other regulations, such as those from the Environmental Protection Agency, Wicker added. Continue reading from NCPA…

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