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Votes to Free Businesses from Burdensome Federal Regulations


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (12/7) lauded passage of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act -- H.R. 10) and urged the United States Senate to follow the House's lead.

"One of the biggest problems our economy faces right now is job-killing federal regulations," said Crenshaw, a co-sponsor of the bill. "The last thing we need to do in this tough economy in put businesses at a disadvantage with burdensome red tape. We do need to free them up to spend more, invest more, and produce more in order to create more jobs for American workers."

"The REINS Act requires an up-or-down vote on regulations that have an impact of $100 million or more and keeps lawmakers' ability to create excessive new rules in check," Crenshaw continued. "That's a step in the right direction and gives job creators freedom to expand, put Americans back to work, and strengthen our economy."

The House passed the REINS Act by a vote of 241 to 184 on Wednesday evening, sending the bill to the United States Senate for consideration.

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