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Attorney General Miyares Leads 26 State Coalition Fighting Back Against Federal Overreach
RICHMOND, VA – Attorney General Jason Miyares today led a coalition of 26 state attorneys general pushing back against the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) proposed rule change to increase state regulation. OMB is suggesting a rewrite of Circular A-4, which tells federal agencies how to do their cost benefit analysis.
“Once again, the Biden Administration is trying to pull a fast one on the American people. By rewriting technical rules that have been in existence for decades and are bipartisan in nature, the federal government is trying to justify new, burdensome regulations and expand their power. They were banking on no one noticing. As Attorney General, I will not stand by idly as the federal government tries to take advantage of Virginians,” said Attorney General Miyares.
The attorneys general are “concerned that the Administration is attempting to manipulate the regulatory process by, among other things, adjusting the discount rate and adjusting the time horizon of regulatory analysis so that the putative benefits of regulation always outweigh the costs.”
This proposal is rewriting technical baseline rules to make it easier for the federal government to overstep and regulate the states.
Attorney General Miyares’ letter was joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Read the letter here.