Attorney General Tim Fox has joined a coalition of 15 state attorneys general in urging Congress to rein in federal agencies that create and enforce regulations.

The letter, sent on July 11 to House and Senate leadership, explains federal agencies are acting outside of their congressionally delegated authority, circumventing the law by issuing binding rules in the guise of “guidance” documents, failing to consider the costs of regulations, and unnecessarily overriding existing state laws.

“In the last several years we’ve seen federal courts strike down or suspend a number of unilateral actions by federal agencies,” Fox said. “The courts have halted the so-called ‘clean power plan,’ the president’s executive action on amnesty for illegal immigrants, and the Waters of the U.S. regulations. Enough is enough. We are asking Congress to ensure federal agencies respect the rule of law and act only within their legal authority.”

Montana, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin signed the letter.