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Reins Act

The Most Dangerous Bill You've Never Heard Of Just Passed The House

Carl Pope | Posted 01.10.2017 | Green
Carl Pope

Last, week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would effectively repeal future standard setting under every important environmental, public health, consumer protection, labor standards, occupational safety and civil rights law on the books.

House Votes To End All Major New Rules, Again

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that critics say would make any significant new regulation all but impossible easily passed the House Tuesday. The measure, known...

Will GOP Learn from Shutdown Fiasco or Force Another One Over Debt Ceiling?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Republicans have put America's health and environment in jeopardy with their shutdown tactics. The question is: will they learn from their error or do it all again in two weeks when the debt ceiling must be lifted?

Nan Hayworth Is Not a New York Republican, and the Tea Party Is in the Details

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.26.2012 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Nan Hayworth is presenting herself as a moderate Republican -- a good idea, since her district, where I live, is as purple as they come, voting for Democrats and Republicans alike. But it's also a falsehood.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bill Empowering Congress To Veto Executive Branch Rules | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would give the controlling party of either chamber of Congress veto power over any major new regulation passed the House of ...

Rebuking Reins: Why Members Of The House Must Oppose The Regulations From The Executive In Need Of Scrutiny Act

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Innocuously titled and intentionally cumbersome, the REINS Act would make it nearly impossible for federal agencies to protect Americans' health or the environment in the future.

Elected Lawmakers Accountable for the Laws -- Gasp!

David Schoenbrod | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
David Schoenbrod

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this coming Wednesday on a bill that would bring the big bucks right back to Congress. H.R. 10 requires Congress to approve or disapprove major agency regulations.

Stopping Obama From Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America

John Hawkins | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
John Hawkins

Phil Kerpen is the vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity. This week, I had an opportunity to do a short interview with Phil about his ...