"I have often stated that the economy would improve if the President were to simply stop all new regulations that his Administration has proposed," Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) said. "He obviously has not done that, and thus the House has voted to take its own approach."
Shimkus voted on Wednesday for the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (HR 10), which would provide for a joint resolution of Congress to approve major rules issued by the Executive Branch before they would take effect.
"Easing the regulatory burden on businesses is a straightforward approach to job creation. Easing the regulatory burden on business means they could have funds available for expansion and job growth," Shimkus noted. "This is an apparent difference between this bill and tax increases proposed by the other party."