Full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) said, "I would like to applaud the efforts of Mr. Sullivan and Matheson on this bill. The ultimate goal of the TRAIN Act is to preserve jobs and American competitiveness by providing information necessary to harmonize these regulations. This legislation represents a worthwhile attempt to provide information that could help avoid substantial and unnecessary regulatory costs in the years ahead."
Rep. Sullivan said, "The Obama Administration's lack of regard for the consequences of their energy and environmental policy is killing our economy and costing American jobs. It's absurd for taxpayer funded federal agencies to impose burdensome regulations on consumers and businesses without first determining how much it's going to cost and the potential consequences it could have on our overall economy. Our national unemployment rate rose to 9.2% over the past month -- this further illustrates the need for an honest accounting of how much EPA's regulations are costing our economy and American consumers, and that is exactly what the TRAIN Act will accomplish."