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Press Release

FreedomWorks Supports Senate Bill to Scrutinize Regulations

Today Jason Pye, FreedomWorks' director of public policy and legislative affairs, sent Senate offices the following letter supporting the REINS Act, S. 21, sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). This bill requires that agencies’ major rules cannot go into effect until they pass the House and Senate and are signed by the president.

03/02/2017
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Blog

Support the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, S. 21

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and urge them to cosponsor the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, S. 21, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

03/02/2017
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Issue Analysis

Combating the Regulatory State Through Congressional Action

In recent days, Congress has targeted several midnight rules, those finalized and published in the final days of the Obama administration, through the Congressional Review Act. The effort is part of the rediscovery of Article I of the Constitution and the separation of powers, as well as the threats the regulatory state presents to the economy. In this issue brief, FreedomWorks offers background on the Congressional Review Act, the law's deficiencies, how to give it teeth through the passage of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.

02/15/2017
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REINS Act Adds Teeth to the Congressional Review Act

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, H.R. 26, by a vote of 237 to 187. This vote, which FreedomWorks will score on its 2017 Congressional Scorecard, marks the fourth consecutive Congress in which this legislation has passed the lower chamber.

01/09/2017
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Op-ed Placement

Congress Should Use the REINS Act to Combat the Regulatory State

In the Broadway musical-turned-movie, 1776, John Adams ranted to the Second Continental Congress that it had stalled his proposals for independence from King George III and Great Britain. Delegates, even those who wanted a diplomatic solution to rather than war, blasted King George for running roughshod over the rights of colonists, restricting trade, and taxing them without representation in parliament.

01/06/2017
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Press Release

FreedomWorks Applauds House Passage of the REINS Act

Following the passage of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, H.R. 26, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

01/05/2017
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Key Vote

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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Blog

Capitol Hill Update: January 3, 2017

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01/03/2017
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Blog

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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Restoring the Separation of Powers Through Congressional Action, Reversing Executive Orders and Regulations

While the 115th Congress begins on January 3 at noon, President Barack Obama will continue to serve in the White House until January 20, when President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The first 100 days of the incoming administration are expected to be incredibly busy. Obviously, the repeal of ObamaCare is at the top of the congressional to-do list, and action to begin this effort is expected to be immediate. Reining in the regulatory state is another item on which action is projected to be swift.

12/19/2016

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