United States Senate candidate Don Stenberg has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut federal red tape.
Stenberg, a Republican, advocates wiping out all regulations adopted by the Obama Administration, requiring Congressional approval of new regulations and repealing the federal health care law.
“I go back again to what I think is one of the most important of the ten points I outlined here and that is, in the future, new major federal regulations should have to be submitted to and voted on by the Congress of the United States,” Stenberg told reporters at a campaign stop in Lincoln. “We need to take all this power out of the hands of the federal bureaucrats.”
Other points in the Stenberg plan are a repeal of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, repeal of the federal health care law, removal of obstacles to domestic fossil fuel development, prohibit the EPA from regulating farm dust, require a cost-benefit analysis of power plant, industrial plant and automotive emissions regulations, prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from taking actions to block construction of a manufacturing plant, prohibit NLRB from adopting unionization rules and audit the Federal Reserve.
Dawn Buell with NATS (Not Afraid To Sweat) Detasseling attended the news conference in Stenberg’s campaign office. Buell is worried that new child labor regulations will be extended to agricultural practices, including her business, possibly keeping her from employing teen-agers younger than 16. Buell says the industry estimates that between 75,000 and 80,000 teens detassel for seed companies every summer, upwards to half or more 13-to-15 years old.