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Statement on the Passage of the REINS Act

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League of Women Voters Statement on the Passage of the REINS Act


Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the controversial “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” or REINS Act.  The REINS Act requires Congressional approval for all major regulations-- virtually shutting down the entire regulatory process. This legislation will put the interests of big polluters and special interests ahead of the public health and safety of the American people:


“The League of Women Voters is appalled that the House passed such a destructive piece of legislation that will have harmful impacts on public health and consumer protections. Congress has a responsibility to protect Americans, not special interests and corporate donors. Supporters of this legislation claim it will check the overreach of the executive branch, when in reality, the REINS Act would replace the strengths of agency rulemaking with the weaknesses of the legislative process. The League strongly opposes the REINS Act and hopes the Senate will reject such dangerous and unnecessary legislation.”


Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]

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