I’ve been thinking a lot about the farewell address President Obama gave last night. His speech reminds me of the stories I hear from people across Eastern Washington who are being crushed by all of the rules and regulations that came out of his presidency. You may be asking yourself, what does all of this talk about “rules and regulations” actually mean? Well, for the local business owner or family, it means unnecessary, expensive, jobs-crushing mandates, and it’s a big reason why our economy isn’t doing as well as it could be. This is why I’m so pleased to see House Republicans kicking off the year by undoing and reining in the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s legacy: burdensome rules and regulations. It’s an important step we’re taking to set the table for our unified Republican government to make real progress for people.