Key Vote YES on H.R. 4768 to End Unnecessary Deference by Courts to Agencies

As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask them to vote YES on H.R. 4768 offered by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas). Expected to come for a vote tomorrow, this legislation is needed to push back against the encroachment of the administrative state, contrary to the constitutional separation of powers designed by the Founders.

In 1984, the Supreme Court established what is known as the Chevron doctrine, which requires courts to defer to the interpretations of federal agencies when Congress has not spoken clearly. The result of this doctrine has been an administrative state that is substantial in size, and empowered to impact the lives of Americans without meaningful limits. This administrative state is largely outside the scope of the Constitution, and the jurisdiction of the courts. H.R. 4768 would reverse this pattern by ending the Chevron doctrine, and allowing the courts to decide cases that involve agencies based on merits, not in a way designed to protect agencies.

Please contact your representative and ask them to vote YES on H.R. 4768. FreedomWorks will count the votes on these amendments as Key Votes when calculating our House Scorecard for 2016. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of the House and Senate who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.


Adam Brandon, President and CEO, FreedomWorks