Update From Washington D.C.

By: Victoria Spartz

Judiciary Committee Takes on Administrative State

This week, the House Judiciary Committee passed Rep. Spartz’ H.R. 3446, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2023.

This bill provides more transparency and prevents abuses of “sue and settle” techniques used by activist agencies to impose regulations on American businesses and taxpayers.

House Passes Deregulation Bills

H.R. 277, the REINS Act – reclaims powers from the administrative state by ensuring that any “major rule” would require congressional approval before it takes effect.

H.J.Res. 44 – Provides Congressional disapproval of the ATF’s rule banning stabilizing braces.

H.R. 1615, the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act and H.R. 1640, the Save Our Gas Stoves Act – limits regulations on gas stoves and energy conservation standards.

Spartz Connects with International Partners

This week, Rep. Spartz met with the Chairs of Foreign Affairs Committees, Parliamentarians, and Ambassadors from across Europe.These meetings focused on transatlantic collaboration on the issues of NATO, regional security framework, Ukraine, and China and Global South Policies.

Confronting Meat Processing Monopolies

On Tuesday, the Antitrust Subcommittee held a hearing examining competition and regulatory barriers to entry in the meat processing industry.

Ahead of the hearing, Rep. Spartz met with livestock producers from around the district to hear firsthand the issues on the ground.

– Rep. Victoria Spartz represents the Indiana 5th District, comprised of the north side of Indianapolis, Marion, Carmel, Anderson, Noblesville, Fishers and parts of Kokomo. She is the first Ukrainian-born person ever elected to Congress.