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The REINS Act Would Help Fight Inflation and Job-Killing Regulations

What happens when you get regulation without representation?

Government grows—on the taxpayers’ dime. 

Since President Biden took office, he’s imposed billions of dollars in new, job-killing regulations. These crushing new rules have cost taxpayers dearly by driving up the cost of consumer goods (read: inflation) and discouraging domestic energy production. 

In other words, Americans are paying the steep price of unchecked regulation every time they go to the grocery store or the gas pump. 

But there’s a way to “rein in” regulations and prevent regulatory overreach and its consequences: the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.

This would require Congress to approve major rules that would cost $100 million or more before federal agencies could implement them—returning power to elected officials and diminishing the power of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

Doing so would put a cap on regulatory abuse, combat executive tyranny, and create a regulatory environment more hospitable to businesses and consumers—and it is key to fighting runaway inflation.

For an easy explainer on how REINS works and how it would empower Congress to rein in out-of-control regulations and government spending, watch our new video below: 

Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) recently introduced the REINS Act in the House, and we applaud this important step to restore the legislative branch’s oversight of the executive office. 

Here’s the latest media coverage of our work on REINS: 

Fox News GOP planning bill to curb ‘silent killer’ of the American dream, federal regulations 

  • “When you think about all the challenges that we’re facing as a nation, from our national security concerns to hyperinflation the thing that no one talks about is the regulatory environment… And it truly is the silent killer of not just the American dream, but I mean, it is contributing significantly to this hyperinflation.”
  • “And it makes you wonder how did this come to be? Well, the real swamp, the real red tape exists because of these bureaucrats in basements all over Washington, D.C,” said Rep. Cammack. “And a lot of these regulations don’t seem to make a lot of sense, but they sure are expensive. And that’s what this bill aims to do is rein in those swamp creatures, rein in the bureaucrats, cut the red tape, and really rein in this overreaching, overbearing government that has gotten so out of control and then of course, makes us pay for it.”

The Washington Times Republican majority off to speedy start with House bills, resolutions

  • “A week into legislative business, the most popular bill so far isn’t on abortion or guns or immigration. It’s a measure introduced by Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida to try to rein in the power of the presidency by giving Congress a veto over any major regulation an administration tries to issue.”

FGA: Newly Introduced REINS Act Will Protect Americans from Out-of-Control Executive Spending

  • “As a fellow Floridian, Rep. Cammack knows how consequential something like the REINS Act can be because we’ve seen this proven policy work in our own state,” said Tarren Bragdon, president and CEO of FGA. “The REINS Act is a powerful tool Congress can use to reclaim the power of the purse and protect the American people from unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats’ damaging and expensive regulations.”
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