H.R. 998 would establish a new bureaucracy empowered to dismantle long-established science-based public health and safety standards and would make it significantly more difficult for Congress and federal agencies to implement essential future protections. Along with previous bills that have passed the House and the President’s Executive Orders instituting a regulatory freeze and requiring the removal of two rules for every one that is finalized, this legislation demonstrates a concerted attack on the process that Congresses have instituted to protect Americans from those risks that they cannot protect themselves.