UPDATE: The Momentum is Building on REINS
Last year, we put the REINS Act (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny) at the top of FGA’s Christmas list. This year, we kicked things off by naming REINS as one of our new year’s resolutions for Washington, D.C.
Now, we’re seeing some exciting progress with two big steps that will keep the momentum going for this landmark (and much-needed) reform.
First, the legislation was officially introduced in Congress by Rep. Kat Cammack as H.R. 277, along with a press conference held earlier today. Congresswoman Cammack and several members highlighted the real-world burdens that the bureaucracy and onerous regulations have on main-street America. A total of 179 Republican representatives have signed on as cosponsors, making it what the Washington Times called “the most popular bill [of the session] so far.”
Second, FGA published a major new research paper on why REINS is so important to halt the disastrous effects of expensive regulations like the new CMS policy which further jeopardizes Medicaid’s program integrity. The bottom line: Congress needs to reassert its authority over important policy decisions and hold Biden bureaucrats accountable.
Congress has seen the need to curb out-of-control regulations and rein in unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats creating a toxic regulatory environment for small businesses.
If you’re interested in learning more about REINS, check out FGA’s website landing page, one-page summary, and video explainer and stay tuned to FGA’s blog for the latest. The best is yet to come!
Notable media mentions
Rep. Cammack Press Conference Video
Washington Times: Republican majority off to speedy start with House bills, resolutions
Fox News: GOP planning bill to curb ‘silent killer’ of the American dream, federal regulations
Government Executive: House Republicans Take a Big Swing at Regulations