Legislative Scorecard

By combining votes on civil liberties, non-intervention, personal freedom, government spending, and monetary policy we are able to provide a more accurate measure of who supports the liberty agenda. We can also prevent legislators from claiming support when convenient but voting the other way when they think no one is watching. We are watching and with your help - we will ensure Congress knows it.

Get legislative updates

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

H.R. 367 - Roll Call 445

LFA Vote

Yea

Result

Yea
232-183

Weight

2x

Bill Description

This bill 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.

Sort Votes

Displaying:
Republican and Democratic Votes
Loading
Loading
Loading

Name
Rep
Vote
LFA
Vote

Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

Yea
Yea

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Yea
Yea

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

Yea
Yea

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

Nay
Yea

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

Not Voting
Yea

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

Yea
Yea

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

Nay
Yea

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

Yea
Yea

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

Yea
Yea

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

Yea
Yea

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

Yea
Yea

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

Nay
Yea

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

Nay
Yea

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

Nay
Yea

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yea
Yea

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Yea
Yea

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

Nay
Yea

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

Yea
Yea

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

Yea
Yea

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

Yea
Yea