WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the below statement following House passage of H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015.

“For far too long, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has justified their radical job-killing regulations by hiding behind unverified science veiled in secrecy, while trying to shield their army of unelected bureaucrats from any accountability,” Rep. Scalise said. “Today’s vote brings commonsense reform and transparency to the EPA by requiring the agency to finally release the data behind their decisions, effectively pulling back the curtain and forcing the EPA to prove that their regulatory proposals can actually be achieved in the real world using real science. I applaud Chairman Smith on his continued efforts to hold the EPA accountable.”