Blum Votes to Give Congress A Voice in Regulatory Process

REINS Act Passes House with Bipartisan Support

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Washington, DC, July 28, 2015 | comments

Today, Congressman Rod Blum voted in favor of H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.  If enacted, this legislation will require that executive branch regulations with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more be approved by a joint resolution of Congress in order to take effect. Rep. Blum is also an original cosponsor of the legislation.

“The excessive and misguided regulations coming from the executive branch are hurting our economy and costing our workers jobs,” said Congressman Blum. “And because they are implemented without Congressional approval, the American people aren’t given the opportunity to see where their Representatives stand on these rules that have such a large impact on our economy. This commonsense legislation gives Congress -- and through them, the citizens of the United States -- a voice in the regulatory process and provides a much needed check on the Administration that is increasingly going around Congress to legislate by executive order.”

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.

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