Noem-Backed Legislation to Better Scrutinize Costly Federal Regulations Passes House

noem press header kristi noem headshot May 21 2014

Noem-Backed Legislation to Better Scrutinize Costly Federal Regulations Passes House

Washington, D.C. – Legislation cosponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem that aims to provide more oversight of costly federal regulations passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.  H.R.427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, would require federal agencies to submit major regulations – or those with an economic impact of more than $100 million – to Congress for final approval.

“In 2014 alone, federal bureaucrats imposed approximately $1.88 trillion worth of regulations on hardworking Americans with little to no enforceable scrutiny.  That has to end,” said Noem.  “The REINS Act forces federal regulators to think twice before finalizing ill-considered, needlessly costly, or simply unnecessary regulations.  It does so by ensuring these unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats can be held genuinely accountable to the people.  That’s the way it should be. With nearly 500 new major regulations during this administration alone, it’s clear President Obama’s regulators need to be reined in.”

With the REINS Act in place, federal agencies would be required to submit to Congress any regulation that has an economic impact in excess of $100 million per year for a decisive up-or-down vote.  Congress would have 70 legislative days to act.  The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.


4 thoughts on “Noem-Backed Legislation to Better Scrutinize Costly Federal Regulations Passes House”

  1. Sounds good, but why hasn’t the House used the power of the purse to rein in some of these things and stop others – Obamacare, illegal immigration, etc? I’ve about had it with all politicians – they promise anything, sponsor bills, etc but when it comes right down to it and they could actually DO something, they fold. Words make good soundbites, but do nothing. Using the power that we elected all of them to use will impress me, and not much else. I think that’s why Trump is ahead in the polls; he doesn’t have to satisfy donors or lobbyists, and he isn’t politically correct. I think he would actually DO something if elected.

    1. I have heard there is a movement to remove Boehner as Speaker; I am going to call Noem’s office and tell her that she needs to support this effort. I think we all need to let her know that she needs to help push to fire Johnny boy in order to make up for her vote for him in the first place.

      Call, call, call!

  2. So……Kristi Cowgirl: What the hell kind of stance are you planning to take on that filing to remove Barroom Johnnie Boehner from the Speakership? Has Johnnie got you in his pocket or will you actually show some backbone this time?

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