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Congress Moves to Cancel Obama-Era Regulations Under the Congressional Review Act

Since the Congressional Review Act became law in 1996 through the 114th Congress, more than 120 resolutions of disapproval have been introduced to cancel regulations promulgated by federal agencies. The Congressional Review Act gives Congress 60 legislative days after a federal agency submits a rule for review. Between the 104th Congress and the 114th Congress, only one resolution of disapproval canceling a rule passed by both chambers of Congress and was signed into law.

02/03/2017
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Key Vote YES on Resolutions of Disapproval Against Costly Federal Regulations

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to support resolutions of disapproval against costly regulations promulgated by federal agencies. The resolutions are aimed at regulations submitted for congressional review by the Department of the Interior, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Bureau of Land Management.

01/31/2017
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Key Vote YES on the REINS Act, H.R. 26

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote YES on the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, H.R. 26, introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.). The REINS Act requires congressional approval for economically significant rules promulgated by federal regulatory agencies.

01/04/2017
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Legislation to Combat Costly Federal Regulations Will Be Reintroduced in the 115th Congress

Legislation that would go a long way toward restoring Article I of the Constitution and serve as a check on the regulatory state will be reintroduced when the 115th Congress begins on January 3. In a press release Wednesday, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) announced that he will sponsor the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act in the next Congress.

12/28/2016
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Regulator-In-Chief: Obama Administration Has Issued 600 Regulations with Costs of $100 Million or More

Near the very end of President George W. Bush's second term in January 2009, economist Veronique de Rugy challenged the assertion by then-President-elect Barack Obama that the two-term Republican had "take[n] a hands-off approach to regulation." De Rugy lamented that the Bush administration, in fact, took a relatively heavy-handed approach to regulation.

08/08/2016