McMorris Rodgers Votes for REINS Act
Bipartisan Bill Will Provide
Regulatory Relief & Create Jobs
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, continued her push for pro-growth economic policies by voting for the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS) Act today. This bipartisan bill would require that any regulation whose effect on the economy would exceed $100 million annually would require Congressional approval in order to become law.
“As we consistently heard during Monday’s CEO Panel, the Administration’s never-ending onslaught of rules and regulations is having a chilling effect on job creation in America,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “Whether it’s new farm dust regulations, new forest-runoff regulations, or the new health care mandate, the uncertainty created by these proposed rules is keeping unemployment artificially high and delaying our economic recovery.”
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reports that regulations cost small businesses more than $1.75 trillion per year – more than 12 percent of America's entire economy. In addition, the Obama Administration is publicly considering 219 major new regulations – each of which, if implemented, would cost our economy $100 million or more.
With today’s passage, the REINS Act will join 25 other bipartisan, House-passed jobs bills that are being blocked by Senate Democrats.
Rep. McMorris Rodgers advocated for the REINS Act at today’s House Republican Leadership stakeout. To watch her remarks, click here.