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

H.R. 367

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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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