U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) is one of 115 unique cosponsors of a Republican measure that might add one other degree of congressional motion for sure executive branch laws.
“Reining in the power of the executive branch is long overdue and this legislation is commonsense,” Rep. Newhouse mentioned on March 11.
If enacted, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2021 (REINS Act), H.R. 1776, which Rep. Newhouse and his colleagues launched on March 10 with bill sponsor U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), would require that main guidelines of the executive branch would haven’t any power or impact until a joint decision of approval is enacted into regulation, in accordance to the congressional report bill abstract.
Specifically, all executive branch “major” laws, outlined as having an financial influence of $100 million or extra, would wish to obtain an up-or-down vote in each chambers of Congress, in addition to the signature of the president, earlier than the regulation might be enforced on the American public, in accordance to Rep. Newhouse’s workplace.
“Some of the greatest concerns I hear about from small business owners, farmers and localities in central Washington are the high costs of complying with expensive and burdensome federal regulations,” mentioned Rep. Newhouse. “Giving Congress more oversight of these rules — especially those that have a major impact on our economy — will increase accountability and help to strengthen our constitutional authority.”
H.R. 1776 additionally would protect the authority for Congress to disapprove of a nonmajor rule by a joint decision of disapproval, in accordance to Rep. Newhouse’s bill abstract.
The measure has been referred for consideration to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, the U.S. House Rules Committee, and the U.S. House Budget Committee.