Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker said the federal government needs to “reign in” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because they have “run amok,” in remarks at a Jobs Summit hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
“[W]e need to reign in, particularly two key areas, the National Labor Relations Board and the EPA so that our employers have certainty as to know exactly what’s going to happen in the future in those two critical areas,” Walker said during a press conference at the event.
“Because we can do all the good in the world at the state level, but if you have federal agencies run amok like that, that stand in the way of economic growth and prosperity, we’re never going to be able to deal with this challenge,” he said.
“I think we can, I believe we can, but we’ve got to have a government that’s willing to do it for us in Washington as well,” said the governor.
Walker attended the 2012 Jobs Summit held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) to sit on a “Governors Roundtable” and discuss what states are doing to foster innovation and economic growth.