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Schatz Statement On Supreme Court ‘Chevron Deference’ Decision

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, overruling the Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council precedent set four decades ago.

“The corrupt MAGA Court’s disastrous decision to kneecap federal agencies from doing their jobs means Americans will have weaker protections on everything from the climate to health care to food safety. The Constitution is clear: Congress makes laws and the executive branch – through federal agencies – implements them, making sure they’re responsive to the country’s ever-changing needs. In upending decades of precedent, this extreme court has once again tried to make it more difficult for the federal government to serve and defend the public’s interests. But make no mistake: the progress we’ve made in protecting our environment and making health care more affordable cannot be undone by a single decision from a group of unelected justices. Instead, outrageous decisions like this one should deepen our resolve to continue fighting for enduring progress on the issues that matter to people, whether it’s cleaner skies or healthier food or fairer workplaces.”