MADISON – The Supreme Court of the United States on Friday overturned the so-called Chevron doctrine, which for decades allowed unelected agency officials to act beyond their authority and implement countless burdensome regulations that hampered the economy.

In response to the Court’s decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt R. Bauer released the following statement:

“WMC and our members applaud the Supreme Court for overturning Chevron. The decision will rightfully return lawmaking to the elected representatives in Congress, instead of leaving it in the hands of unaccountable bureaucrats.

“This is an important corrective step to rein in the suffocating effect of the regulatory state on Wisconsin businesses. However, employers still feel like they are swimming upstream because the average business faces nearly $13,000 in additional costs each year per employee just to comply with federal regulations, according to a National Association of Manufacturers report.

“Altogether, U.S. employers are on the hook for $3.079 trillion each year due to the mountain of red tape coming out of Washington, D.C. That is why WMC will continue to work on behalf of our members to rein in these costly regulations and hold government bureaucrats accountable when they act beyond their authority.”

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