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  GOP congressman Don Young wants to repeal all regulations since 1991
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Sep 28, 2011 06:34pm
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AuthorLucy Madison
MediaTV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News
News DateWednesday, September 28, 2011 11:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican congressman Don Young, Alaska's sole House Representative, said Tuesday he was working on legislation to repeal all regulations that have been put into effect since 1991, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Young, who is 78 years old and has served in the House of Representatives since 1973, said the bill was "very simple."

"I just null and void any regulations passed in the last 20 years," he said during remarks at the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club. "I picked 20 years ago because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that time. And no new regulations until they can justify them."

Young spokesman Luke Miller said in an e-mailed statement that the legislation, which "is currently being developed," aims to "reverse the regulatory overreach by the executive branch."

"The overall theory behind the legislation is to try and reverse the regulatory overreach by the executive branch, who promulgates thousands of rules that Congress never intended and has not approved," Miller said. "The Congressman believes that when the compliance costs of these regulations is costing Americans over $1.75 trillion a year, something is wrong."
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