Democrats Abdicate Responsibility with REINS Vote

Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity issued the following statement today in response to the House vote on the REINS Act:

“We commend the work of Rep. Geoff Davis and the Republican leadership for passing this critical reform to restore accountability and constitutional balance to the federal regulatory process,” said AFP VP Policy Phil Kerpen. “This is a major victory for the American people and we urge the Senate to take up and pass this bill as soon possible.”

The House voted 241-184 to pass H.R. 10, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS) Act. Republicans unanimously supported the bill, which requires Congress to vote on economically significant regulations before they can take effect. Democrats overwhelmingly opposed the bill, with 184 voting against it and only four voting for it.

“We applaud the four Democrats who voted for REINS for putting common sense above partisan politics, but the unfortunate takeaway from today’s House floor debate and the vote on the REINS Act is that most Democratic members of Congress believe that Congress should look the other way and allow bureaucrats to make the most important economic decisions without oversight.” Kerpen said…

The statement continues at Americans for Prosperity.

Related:  New REINS Act Website Takes On Red Tape & the President’s “Economic Uncertainty Machines”


…The REINS Act – a key part of the Pledge to America and the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators – would require Congressional approve of any government regulation with a significant economic impact. This is critical in an environment where unelected bureaucrats are writing and imposing hundreds of new federal rules that can impact job creators in costly and unpredictable ways…

H/T Hump Day Report


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