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Enzi, Barrasso Join Senators in Introducing Bill to Stop EPA from Garnishing Americans’ Wages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Senators Mike Johanns (R-Neb) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today in introducing a bill to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from garnishing Americans’ wages without a court order. Enzi and Barrasso sent a letter on July 10th along with Senator David Vitter (R-LA) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the agency to withdraw its direct final rule on administrative wage garnishment. On July 16th, the EPA formally withdrew its direct rule. The Johanns-Thune legislation will make sure the EPA cannot continue to pursue wage garnishment unless it receives a court order. “This Administration has aggressively looked for every opportunity to expand its reach into our lives and pocketbooks,” said Enzi. “Executive power should have limits and requiring a federal agency to get a court order before garnishing Americans’ wages should be a no-brainer.” &ld... Read More