Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Huffman calls for reversal of "one in, two out" executive order

Feb 2, 2017
In The News

D.C. - Congressmen Jared Huffman co-authored a letter with Raul M. Grijalva, of the Committee on Natural Resources, to express what they call “grave concern” over an executive order issued by President Trump earlier this week.

The executive order, among other things, requires lawmakers to identify two regulations to be repealed when proposing a new regulation. Both Huffman and Grijalva’s major issue with the executive order is the impact they could have on fisheries.

In order to open or close a fishery for a season that falls within federal waters a regulatory action is used. Under the new executive order, regulations would have to be removed to simply open or close the fishery for the season. The same is true for setting seasonal catch limits and modifying conservation and management measures.

The letter goes on to say that each season multiple federal regulations are passed and that fisherman depend on them in order to sustain their livelihood.

Both Huffman and Grijalva are calling for the president to rescind the order.

A full copy of the letter can be found here.