An open letter to Rep. McClintock, Sen. Butler, Sen. Padilla.
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An Open Letter

To: Rep. McClintock, Sen. Butler, Sen. Padilla

From: A constituent in El Dorado Hills, CA

June 28

We call on the U.S. Congress to enact legislation that ensures agencies have the discretion they need to protect public health, safety, and fairness in the marketplace. For years, regulatory agencies have defended consumers by banning contaminated foods and hazardous products, preventing air and water pollution, and stopping predatory financial schemes. Now the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the doctrine of Chevron deference undermines regulatory agencies’ ability to do their jobs and puts our wellbeing at risk. Threats to consumers, including emerging issues such as the use of AI and algorithmic decisionmaking tools, will continue to unfold. We need the experts at regulatory agencies to be able to develop new consumer protections against these evolving threats, as well as to enforce current protections. We should be able to rely on the health, safety, environmental, and market safeguards that protect Americans every day.  Please pass legislation to codify that regulatory agencies can reasonably interpret the laws they oversee, and enforce the consumer and safety protections they have established.  #ConsumerReports

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