HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has introduced House Resolution 222
, which would direct the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a comprehensive review of state laws, regulations and procedures that are impeding the supply chain and driving up costs for consumers.
“Inflation is skyrocketing and devastating working people and their families,” said Cook. “The latest data shows inflation is up 9.1% from last year. That number is hard to wrap my mind around, and we need to act now to ease this burden on our citizens.”
Cook crafted the resolution after taking part in a series of hearings hosted by the House Majority Policy Committee in June to examine inflation and its impacts on families and employers in the Commonwealth. Testifiers have agreed that bad government policies, burdensome regulations and the worker shortage are at the root of high prices and supply chain challenges.
“I remember the days of the recession in 1980 when Jimmy Carter was president,” Cook said. “There was a period of time when you were assigned days you could go to the gas station and fill up your car due to shortages and inflation. I fear we are headed in that direction, which is why this resolution is so important. It is my hope this resolution is adopted so we can get the Commonwealth back on track.”
House Resolution 222 has been introduced and is awaiting consideration by the House Commerce Committee.
Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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