Everything You Need To Know About Erik Paulsen’s Environmental Record Is In One Bill

Rep. Erik Paulsen’s environmental record, as I’ve written before, leaves a lot to be desired. But just how bad is it? The short answer: it’s pretty bad. Take, for instance, a single appropriations bill from 2016, H.R. 5538. The bill itself was a mixed bag. It decreased funding for the EPA, the Forest Service, and … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Erik Paulsen’s Environmental Record Is In One Bill

Erik Paulsen Wants To Give Himself Even More Power

After convening in January, one of the first acts the new House adopted was the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017. The act would require any regulation that has a “significant economic impact” — defined as regulatory compliance costs of $100 million or more — to gain approval by … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Wants To Give Himself Even More Power

Paulsen Limits The Transparency And Efficiency Of Public Land Management

Rep. Erik Paulsen likes to present himself as a good steward of American lands. Back in 2013, he introduced legislation that authorized the U.S. Treasury to mint commemorative coins to celebrate the foundation of the National Park Service. It's a nice gesture. But Paulsen’s voting record tells a different story about how much he values … Continue reading Paulsen Limits The Transparency And Efficiency Of Public Land Management