Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), chairman of the House Small Business Committee, has introduced H.R. 5034, the “Stop the EPA Act.” According to Congressman Graves this legislation is to protect families and businesses from an “out-of-control and aggressive EPA regulatory agenda.” 

The legislation immediately halts every proposed regulation until the Environmental Protection Agency completes a review of all existing regulations and it also requires a retroactive review of all past EPA regulations.

The “STOP the EPA Act” requires any regulation with an economic impact of over $50 million must be sent to Congress for approval before it can take effect. The EPA will not be able to propose any new regulations until the retroactive review is completed and Congress acts to approve.