U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued the following statement today, expressing his support for the House-passed REINS Act and thanking the bill's author, Indiana Congressman Todd Young, for his work to cut Washington's red tape.
"It's time to put everyday Americans ahead of unelected bureaucrats. Over the past few years, bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. have forgotten that they work for the American people and not the other way around. From ObamaCare's mandates to the White House's war on coal, Washington's growing burden on hardworking Hoosiers is killing jobs, preventing growth, and sinking us further in debt.
"The REINS Act will cut red tape and hold the executive branch accountable by having Congress take up-or-down votes on major regulations. I'd like to thank my friend and Hoosier colleague, Todd Young, for his tireless work on this issue and call on Senator Reid and President Obama to take up this common sense solution without delay."
Stutzman is an original co-sponsor of Rep. Young's legislation to require an up-or-down vote in Congress on new regulations that have an economic cost of $100 million or more. The bill passed the House today by a vote of 232-183 this morning.