Thursday, January 26, 2017

Urgemt action alert must stop REINS!

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A very dangerous bill just passed the house the other day,  we need to know about it and take action immediately. 

The bill, called the REINS Act, requires that any future major regulation adopted by an Executive Agency — say a new toxic chemical standard required by the recently enacted Chemical Safety Act, or a new consumer protection rule about some innovative but untested kind of food additive — must be approved by a specific resolution in each House of Congress within 70 days to take effect.[1]

REINS undemines all health and safety regulation.

Reins is a terrible piece of legislation that would undermine a functioning regulatory system that protects people from harm. It would also do a great disservice to Congress itself.
In a nutshell, the bill would stop any major regulation issued by a federal agency and costing more than $100 million from taking effect unless it received approval from both houses of Congress and the president. Many such rules are issued every year involving everything from food safety to efficiency standards for cars. Disapproval from one house would be enough to kill a rule and force the agency to start all over again. A rule would also die if one house failed to act within 70 days.[2]
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Trump seeks to undermine all regulation. "Donald Trump has been consistent on one thing. He wants to weaken or end regulations on businesses and industries. As if on cue, House Republicans and a handful of Democrats recently passed three bills that would radically deregulate corporate America." [3]

Under the regulatory process, executive agencies write rules to carry out laws passed by Congress aimed at ensuring cleaner air and water, food safety and many other things vital to all Americans. The Republicans claim they want to reform the rule-making process to make regulators more accountable. But the practical effect of the bills, and their real intention, is to give Congress new power to repeal existing rules and block new ones. In essence, they would attack the protections in bedrock laws like the Clean Air Act, without directly attacking the laws — or incurring the public wrath that would come with a frontal assault.[4] read more

It passed the house so call Senate


[1] Carl Pope, "The Most Dangerous Bill you've Never heard of Just passed the House," Huntington Post blog. 01/10/2017 02:27 pm ET | Updated Jan 10, 2017 (accessed 1/26/17) all aritlces

Pope was chairman of Sierra Club.
[2] "Undermining the Executive Branch." NY Times (editorial) DEC. 4, 2011

[3] NYT editorial board,"The Assault on Health and Safety Begins" NYT Editorial, Jan 16,2017

[4] Ibid

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