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Regulations From the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013- REINS Act

H.R. 367

Number of Co-Sponsors

165

Weight

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Bill Description

This bill, originally introduced by Rep. Young (R-IN), would increase congressional oversight over the ever-growing regulatory regime and would start restoring the separation of powers provided for by the Constitution. The REINS act increased accountability and transparency by requiring Congress to approve new major regulations.

Liberty for All's Position

Legislating is constitutionally delegated to Congress and not to the Executive branch. It is an unconstitutional and reckless abuse of power to rule by executive order and without additional oversight the public will continue to be subject to the whims of the President, or, even worse, unelected bureaucrats, regardless of which party is in office. The REINS act restores accountability to Congress and provides an important check on power while we move toward a more self-regulated and locally governed society. Central planners in D.C. have an impossible task and the REINS act empowers our elected leaders and all Americans to take a more active role in their communities and government.

Current Status

This bill passed in the House on August 2, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Yes

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

No

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yes

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

No

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Yes

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yes

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

No

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Yes

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Yes

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

No

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yes

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

No

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

No

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

No

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yes

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

No

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

No

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

No

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Yes

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

No