Why some congressional Republicans oppose rules meant to protect federal properties from flooding
Yet R.J. Lehmann, editor-in-chief of the libertarian R Street Institute, told InsideSources he doesn’t understand Mayer’s concern. “If you’re on a hill at a higher elevation, you won’t have to change anything,” he said.
R Street supports Obama’s executive order, and Lehmann rejected the idea that flood standards for federal buildings should need to go through Congress. Casting the new regulations as cost-saving for taxpayers in the long term, he said, “Something needs to be done, and we prefer that it be done in the most cost-efficient and least burdensome way.”