Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which effectively overturns the Chevron deference.

Eric Hoplin, President and CEO of NAW, issued the following statement in response to the decision:

“This decision reaffirms the importance of checks and balances within our government. It ensures that agencies do not exceed their intended authority and that courts take a more active role in interpreting laws. This decision brings much-needed clarity and fairness to the regulatory process, benefiting businesses and the economy as a whole.

For too long, the Chevron deference has granted regulators wide-ranging and overreaching power to interpret ambiguous provisions in congressional statutes, effectively allowing them to create laws without proper legislative oversight. This practice has often led to regulatory overreach, stifling business innovation and economic growth. On July 24, the NAW Legal Policy Center filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in Loper Bright, urging reconsideration of Chevron Deference.”

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 35,000 wholesale distribution companies operate in nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states. Learn more.