S.299 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011

A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. as introduced.
  • Short: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: REINS Act as introduced.

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Rand Paul

R-KY

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2/7/2011--Introduced.Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 or the REINS Act - Rewrites provisions regarding congressional review of agency rulemaking to require congressional approval of major rules of the executive branch before they may take effect (currently, ma

Official Summary

2/7/2011--Introduced.Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 or the REINS Act - Rewrites provisions regarding congressional review of agency rulemaking to require congressional approval of major rules of the executive branch before they may take effect (currently, major rules take effect unless Congress passes and the President signs a joint resolution disapproving them). Defines "major rule" as any rule, including an interim final rule, that has resulted in or is likely to result in:
(1) an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more;
(2) a major increase in costs or prices; or
(3) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or U.S. competitiveness. Provides that if a joint resolution of approval of a major rule is not enacted by the end of 70 session days or legislative days after the agency proposing the rule submits its report on such rule to Congress, the rule shall be deemed not to be approved and shall not take effect. Permits a major rule to take effect for 90 calendar days without such approval if the President determines such rule is necessary because of an imminent threat to health or safety or other emergency, for the enforcement of criminal laws, for national security, or to implement an international trade agreement. Sets forth House and Senate procedures for joint resolutions approving major rules and disapproving non-major rules.

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Organizations Supporting S.299

  • American Tradition Partnership
  • U. S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Freedomworks
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Americans For Prosperity
  • ...and 1 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.299

  • AFL-CIO
  • American Federation of Government Employees
  • American Lung Association
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • Reproductive Health Technologies Project
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • ...and 9 more. See all.


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