Later today, the House of Representatives will seize the opportunity to bring some common sense to the outdated regulatory system in America. It will pass the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act) and send the Senate yet another bipartisan bill that we should pass and send to President Obama, who should sign it. A veto, which the president has threatened, would send another job-stifling chill through the American economy.
The REINS Act, introduced by Rep. Geoff Davis and Sen. Rand Paul, would require that Congress approve every new “major” rule proposed by the executive branch before it is enforced. A “major rule” is any rule that is determined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more.
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