Key Vote Alert – “YES” on the REINS Act (HR 26)

Andrew Roth - January 05th, 2017

KEY VOTE ALERT

“YES” on the REINS Act (HR 26)

The Club for Growth urges all members of Congress to support the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (HR 26). A vote on this proposal is expected in the House today or tomorrow.  The vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2017 Congressional Scorecard.

With exceptions for national emergencies, the REINS Act would require congressional approval of any regulation proposed by the executive branch that has an economic impact of at least $100 million.

We encourage passage for two reasons.  First, for years, Congress has failed to use its Article 1 authority to rein in the out-of-control administrative state that has overregulated the American economy.  It’s time for Congress to reassert itself as a separate, but equal branch of government.  Second, this bill would be massively pro-growth.  Regulations are strangling commerce.  According to research by the Heritage Foundation, there have been 229 major regulations during the Obama administration costing at least $108 billion annually.  The real cost is potentially much higher.  Passage of this plan would likely slow down or completely arrest DC’s abusive behavior towards economic growth.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.