THE TENNESSEAN: Congress members want Trump to address opioid crisis, federal regulations, other issues while he's in Nashville
Congress members want Trump to address opioid crisis, federal regulations, other issues while he's in Nashville
It’s a safe bet that President Donald Trump will use his speech in Nashville on Monday to plug the Republican tax-reform bill that he signed into law a few days before Christmas.
But what other issues should the president address when he appears before farmers and ranchers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention?
Sen. Bob Corker and Reps. Black, Blackburn and Scott DesJarlais all listed the rollback of federal regulations as a major issue and one that Trump should address while he’s in Nashville.
Trump promised in December that he would step up his war on government regulations, saying that his ultimate goal is to shrink the Code of Federal Regulations back to where it was more than five decades ago.
“Touring Tennessee farms, I often hear about federal overreach,” said DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, and a member of the House Agriculture Committee. “An egregious example was the Obama administration’s EPA rule that would have placed even rain puddles under federal control.”