July 17, 2014
This is a big win for conservatives.
Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency tried to quietly put in place a regulation allowing the agency to garnish workers’ wages without first obtaining a court order. This was bad enough. But the EPA also tried to enact this rule without first going through the usual comment and review procedures.
Yesterday, the EPA withdrew the rule. And The Heritage Foundation played a big role in this victory.
Here’s how it happened, as Heritage President Jim DeMint explained in an e-mail to supporters:
An alert Heritage member contacted our experts, and we went into high gear. Heritage’s Robert Gordon published an article on The Daily Signal warning about this EPA overreach, and our experts also filed formal objections to the rule directly with the EPA (link in PDF format).
The Heritage warnings stoked a fire across America, and other news outlets including Fox News, Politico, blogs, and talk radio picked up the story.
Our work also prompted Congress to take action. The House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to stop the rule, and Sens. David Vitter (R-LA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), and John Barrasso (R-WY) complained in a letter.
And yesterday, the EPA threw in the towel, announcing that they would withdraw the rule. This is a major victory.
This just goes to show that The Heritage Foundation and members like you are winning conservative victories.
What are your thoughts on this victory for conservative principles?