Tell Congress You Demand Oversight:

Recess Appointment for Dudley Is OUTRAGEOUS!

President Bush’s announcement that he has appointed Susan Dudley to head a powerful regulatory agency is a blow to government’s ability to protect the public.

Dudley has a record of unrelenting hostility to regulatory protections for the public health, safety, consumers, the environment, privacy rights – everything that we expect our government to provide.

By White House fiat, Dudley has become the new administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget. There, Dudley will have power to weaken, delay and eliminate important regulations to protect the environment, public health, safety, civil rights, privacy and consumers.

Bypassing the Senate is a sign that the president does not have faith that Dudley could get through the process on her own merits. Even more than just a slap in the face of the Senate, it is a signal that the Bush administration is moving from siege to all-out war on the nation’s public protections.

Tell Congress that this outrageous act can’t go unnoticed: demand oversight! No blank check for Dudley... the cost is too high!

Safety or money in the short-term -- which do you choose?
Why again?
The Senate decided in 2006 not to let the Dudley nomination leave the committee--and even told Bush that re-nominating her would be a waste of time.
Not only has Bush ignored the Senate and just put Dudley in this powerful office, but he has also given her even more power to damage our health and safety with a recent executive order.

Tell Congress enough is enough -- the air you breathe depends on it!
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December 16, 2018


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