Lummis Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Rein In Biden’s Runaway Agencies

June 28, 2024

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the Loper Bright v. Raimondo case, overturning the Chevron doctrine and reining in runaway agencies’ sweeping authority.

“For far too long, the Chevron doctrine has empowered unelected and unaccountable federal bureaucrats to have virtually uninhibited power to interpret the law however they please and use that interpretation to cater to this administration’s far left base,” said Lummis. “For years, the people of Wyoming have been forced to endure the consequences of an unchecked Biden administration and its heavy-handed regulations, and they have had enough. I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to restore decision-making power back to democratically-elected members of Congress just as our Founding Fathers intended rather than allowing D.C. bureaucrats to rule with an iron fist.”

Last July, Senator Lummis joined 17 of her fellow lawmakers in filing an amicus brief in the case of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo citing that the doctrine of “Chevrondeference” violates Articles I, II and III of the Constitution.

In January, Senator Lummis led her colleagues in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court Garland v. Cargill case asserting that the Biden administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) weaponized the Chevron doctrine to create new federal crimes to punish law-abiding and responsible gunowners without Congressional approval. Last week, the Supreme Court found the ATF’s reversal on this question was illegal and that its rule was unenforceable.