House passes amendment blocking carbon tax without congressional approval

Michael Bastasch The Daily Caller 8/2/2013

The House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the REINS Act that would prevent the Obama administration from imposing a carbon tax without congressional approval.

The amendment introduced by Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise passed 237 to 176, garnering support from 12 Democrats and no opposition among Republicans.


EPA Using ‘Sue and Settle’ Lawsuit Settlements to Bypass Congress and the Rule-Making Process

Rob Port SayAnythingBlog 3/5/2012

The way the EPA’s regulatory system works, when they want to create a new rule there is a certain process they must go through. The rule must be proposed, then subjected to a series of public hearings before it can have the force of law. Many limited government advocates find even […]

Legislation Tries to Pull the REINS on Federal Regulations

Ashton Ellis Center for Individual Freedom 3/15/2011

A group of conservative members of Congress is pushing a big change in the way federal administrative agencies impact the economy. Liberal critics charge the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act will make agencies much more dependent on Congress to pass “major” regulations. Conservative […]