Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) was pleased to support House passage of the REINS Act, a bill that would require federal agencies to submit major regulations to Congress for approval. The purpose of this important legislation is to reign in the avalanche of regulations raining down on job creators and households.
The REINS Act would:
-Curb unnecessary major regulations from unaccountable agencies
-Require federal agencies to submit major regulations to Congress for approval.
-Guarantees fast up or down votes on major rules as Congress must act within 70 legislative days.
-Guarantee that federal bureaucrats are held accountable for imposing the heaviest burdens on America's economy.
Said Ros-Lehtinen, "Since 2009, federal regulations have hampered America's job creators with 131 new major regulations put into effect between 2009 and 2012 costing at least $70 billion. The REINS Act would ensure that Congress holds the final accountability for imposing these heavy burdens on America's economy. Our working families and small businesses need a break from overzealous regulators and the REINS Act will achieve this and that is why I am proud to have supported its passage."