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Washington, July 1, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Corner Post v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, which once again upends precedent and makes vulnerable the essential rules that protect Americans, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler and Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Lou Correa released the following statements:  

“Today’s decision is another terrible ruling from the MAGA judges on the Supreme Court. By finding that there is effectively no limit on when someone can challenge a public agency rule, the Court has opened the door to endless lawsuits by well-financed groups to destroy the rules that protect all Americans,” Nadler said.  

The Court's decision in Corner Post today makes it easier for companies to challenge, and thus overturn, critical safeguards, like:  

  • rules that prevent employers from stealing hard-working employees’ wages; 

  • rules that protect workers from getting injured at work; 

  • rules that prevent major companies from polluting our air and allowing carcinogens to enter into the ground and drinking water; 

  • the ability of our public agencies to negotiate lower drug prices for people under Medicare, thus drastically lowering out of pocket drug prices;  

  • rules that protect our safety on planes, trains, and in automobiles, and; 

  • rules that prevent people and companies from deceiving or defrauding Americans.  

“The decision in Corner Post,” said Nadler “is another power move by a corrupt majority on the Court to undermine Congress and give big corporations and individuals a way to avoid complying with rules that protect our air, water, land, food, medicines, and rights. Congress must act to reassert its authority under the Constitution to pass laws that protect all Americans and stop those who wish to break these laws for the sake of profit.”  

“Today’s decision is yet another example of how the Court is undermining the certainty and clarity that Main Street businesses rely on. The Court’s decision today also means that critical public agency rules that individuals depend on, like workplace protections and food quality standards, are potentially on the chopping block,” said Correa. 

“We must act now to amend the Administrative Procedure Act to ensure that lawbreakers and deep-pocketed parties cannot use this misguided ruling to challenge the rules that protect all of us,” the lawmakers concluded.