Senators Reintroduce REINS Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and 29 other cosponsors, reintroduced the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” (REINS) Act to increase accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process. Senator Paul has been lead Senate sponsor of the bill each Congress since 2011.

The REINS Act would rein in unelected federal bureaucrats by requiring that Congress affirmatively approve every new “major rule” proposed by the Executive Branch before it can be enforced on the American people, as opposed to the status quo, where regulations ultimately take effect unless Congress specifically disapproves.

“Last Congress, we made tremendous progress on relieving the burdens placed on the American people by unelected bureaucrats, but much more remains to be done. Passing the REINS Act would reassert Congress’ legislative authority and help us further reduce unnecessary, overreaching government interference in Americans’ everyday lives,” said Senator Paul.

“Even when well-intended, government regulations are all too often ineffective, counterproductive or even outright harmful. Heavy-handed Washington regulators frequently fail to understand the real-world effect of their actions. As the Constitution outlines, laws are written and passed by the people’s branch of government, not by unseen and unknown executive branch employees behind closed doors who can’t be voted out of office. Thankfully, the Trump administration has taken significant action to repeal burdensome regulations. But more needs to be done to reclaim the rightful role of Congress as the lawmaking body of government and restore democratic accountability for rules that impact the lives and livelihoods of Americans,” said Senator Grassley.

“We must increase transparency and hold regulatory agencies accountable to ensure they are upholding the congressional intent of our nation’s laws. The REINS Act gives Congress the authority to review sweeping rules and regulations and is a step in the right direction to rein-in burdensome, out-of-control government regulations that impact Iowans, and all Americans,” said Senator Ernst.

“We have made significant progress reining in costly, job-killing regulations since I first introduced the REINS Act in the House six years ago, but we still have more work to do to protect hardworking Americans. I will continue fighting for the passage of this common-sense legislation in the new Congress,” said Senator Young.

“In an age where unelected federal bureaucrats have unprecedented power to unilaterally invent binding, economically destructive federal regulations, the REINS Act is a necessary step in curbing this excessive power. If enacted, the REINS Act would be the most significant, far-reaching structural regulatory reform ever passed, and I will continue to fight for this important reform,” said Senator Cruz.

Reiterating current federal law, the bill defines a “major” rule as one that the Office of Management and Budget determines may result in an economic impact of $100 million or greater each year; “a major increase in costs or prices” for American consumers, government agencies, regions, or industries; or “significant adverse effects” on the economy.

By passing the REINS Act, the American people – through their elected officials – will once again have the final say on whether or not such rules are the right course for our future.

In the 115th Congress, the legislation passed the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 17, 2017, while the U.S. House passed Rep. Doug Collins’ (R-GA) companion legislation by a vote of 237-187 in January 2017.

Which of these 16 Republicans will stab you in the back?

These 16 Senate Republicans have NOT co-sponsored Rand Paul’s REINS Act.
That’s a problem.
The REINS Act is a simple, but Swamp Draining reform. It takes away the power of unelected bureaucrats to make up and enforce their own laws, by calling them regulations.
 

Under the REINS Act, no major regulations would take effect unless passed by both chambers of Congress and signed by the President. In other words, if it’s enforced as a law, it must be passed as a law. No more Regulation Without Representation.

The REINS Act easily passed the House.  President Trump wants it on his desk so he can sign it into law.

Senate Democrats plan to block it with a filibuster. Why are these 16 Republicans refusing to back this conservative reform?

You can demand your senator co-sponsor S.21, or thank them for their support, by signing below.

Alexander (TN)
202-224-4944

Burr (NC)
202-224-3154
Cochran (MS)
202-224-5054
 
Collins (ME)
202-224-2523
 
Corker (TN)
202-224-3344
 
Graham (SC)
202-224-5972
 
Hatch (UT)
202-224-5251
 
Hoeven (ND)
202-224-2551
 
Lankford (OK)
202-224-5754
 
McConnell (KY)
202-224-2541
 
Murkowski (AK)
202-224-6665
 
Rubio (FL)
202-224-3041
 
Shelby (AL)
202-224-5744
 
Tillis (NC)
202-224-6342
 
Toomey (PA)
202-224-4254

President Trump wants you to rip out liberalism’s heart…

Dear Patriot,
 

The REINS Act RIPS OUT LIBERALISM’S HEART!

That’s why President Trump wants it!  But scheming liberal Senators are blocking it.

Sign your RIP OUT LIBERALISM’S HEART! Pass the REINS Act Now! Petition below:

 

 

What is the REINS Act, and why does President Trump want it?

Sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, it takes away the power of unelected bureaucrats to make up and enforce their own laws, by calling them regulations.

 
Under the REINS Act, no major regulations would take effect unless passed by both chambers of Congress and signed by the President. In other words, if it’s enforced as a law, it must be passed as a law. No more Regulation Without Representation.
 
The REINS Act easily passed the House.  President Trump wants it on his desk so he can sign it into law.
 
But Senate Democrats plan to block it with a filibuster.
 
Demand your Senators break the liberal filibuster and send the REINS Act to President Trump’s desk!
 

That’s why I sat down to write to you.

When you sign your petition below, you will join thousands of grassroots supporters of Americans for a Better Economy in calling on your Senators to:

 
1) Immediately co-sponsor Senator Rand Paul’s REINS Act, S. 21, and
 
2) Demand Majority Leader McConnell immediately bring to the Senate floor for a recorded vote on, and to vote in favor of, the House-passed REINS Act, H.R. 26.

All you have to do is take 30 seconds to sign your RIP OUT LIBERALISM’S HEART! Pass the REINS Act Now! Petition to your Senators.


You can sign it below.

Sincerely,

Donald Ferguson
President, Americans for a Better Economy

http://www.BetterEconomy.org

P.S.  President Trump wants the REINS Act on his desk NOW!  But liberal Senators are blocking it with a filibuster threat.  Liberals are terrified of the REINS Act!

The REINS Act RIPS OUT the heart of liberalism – the federal government’s power to make up and enforce its own regulations.  It takes away the power of unelected bureaucrats to make up and enforce their own laws, by calling them regulations.

Back President Trump! KILL FEDERAL REGULATIONS!  Please take 30 seconds to go sign your RIP OUT LIBERALISM’S HEART! Pass the REINS Act Now! Petition to your Senators.

Pass the REINS Act!

My personal message to my Senators and Representative:

NO REGULATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
Pass the REINS Act Now!

To my U.S. Senators and Representative,

Unelected, unaccountable, career D.C. bureaucrats have the power to make up and enforce their own laws.

These regulations, imposed without the consent of Congress, are costing Americans billions of dollars in wasteful, abusive costs.

Some of these handed-down regulations are even radical ideas rejected by Congress.  How can unelected, unaccountable, career D.C. bureaucrats enact their own laws Congress rejected?

The REINS Act takes away the power of unelected bureaucrats to make up and enforce their own laws, by calling them regulations.

Under the REINS Act, no major regulations would take effect unless passed by both chambers of Congress and signed by the President. In other words, if it’s enforced as a law, it must be passed as a law. No more Regulation Without Representation.

The REINS Act easily passed the House in the last Congress. President Trump wants it on his desk so he can sign it into law.

But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blocking a vote on the REINS Act.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has yet to schedule a vote on it.

I stand with the grassroots supporters of Americans for a Better Economy in calling on you to

1) Immediately co-sponsor the REINS Act, and

2) Demand Majority Leader McConnell immediately bring to the Senate floor for a recorded vote on, and to vote in favor of, the House-passed REINS Act, or

3) Sign a discharge petition to bring the REINS Act to the House floor vote for a vote.

I, and every supporter of Americans for a Better Economy, will be watching what you do.

Signed,