IA signs on to Manufacturers for Sensible Regulations coalition letter

The letter outlines concerns with the regulatory burden that “hinder” the ability of manufacturers to create well-paying jobs and grow the economy.

The Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, joined the Manufacturers for Sensible Regulations coalition in expressing concern over several Biden administration regulations 

The letter, addressed to Biden’s Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, points out the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (H.R.3684), the CHIPS and Science Act (H.R.4346), key energy provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R.5376) and the initial permitting reforms in the Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R.3746) as “underscoring the commitment” made to the manufacturing industry.  

“The impact of burdensome federal regulations is real and throttles the positive economic impact of irrigation businesses and manufacturers across the country,” says Nathan Bowen, Irrigation Association advocacy and public affairs vice president. “This is especially pronounced for small manufacturers, which face regulatory costs of over $30,000 per employee per year.” 

The coalition represents hundreds of thousands of businesses that are finding difficulty under the regulatory burden. 

“The onslaught of new regulations, some of which are previewed in the recently released Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, is chilling manufacturing investment, curtailing manufacturers’ ability to hire new workers and suppressing wage growth, especially for the small and medium-sized manufacturers that are the backbone of the supply chain,” reads the letter.  

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