Federal Employees in Regulatory Compliance? Change Plans

Feb 1, 2017


If you’re a federal employee involved in enforcing the regulatory process, beware, the House has passed legislation that gives Congress more oversight on spending as it relates to regulations.


The REINS Act will roll back the size of the federal government by cutting off funds to some regulatory federal programs and, according to its sponsor  Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.)”would require any executive branch rule or regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more — designated by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a ‘major rule’ — to come before Congress for an up-or-down vote before being enacted.”

David Goldston’s Remarks

David Goldston, has spoken on the subject of the REINS act on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council, (the NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement).

Goldston has said  “it is radical in concept and would be perilous in execution. The bill could, in effect, impose a slow-motion government shutdown, and it would replace a process based on expertise, rationality and openness with one characterized by political maneuvering, economic clout and secrecy. The public would be less protected, and the political system would be more abused. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a more far-reaching, fundamental and damaging shift in the way the government goes about its business of safeguarding the public.”

Need Help?

If you’re concerned about job stability and occupational difficulties during our slow-motion government shutdown contact us at Harris Federal Law Firm, maybe we can help. Contact us at 877-226-2723 or fill out this INQUIRY form.

Message us & find out if you qualify today!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent Articles

6 Key Reasons Why Your Disability Retirement Application Was Denied

Have you recently applied for Federal Disability Retirement, only to receive a denial? The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is denying more initial applications than ever. However, it's important to understand that a denial does not mean the end of the road for...

Federal Employee Resources

Our ever growing library of federal employee resources give you the knowledge you need to make smart choices about your future.


Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers you need on-demand, from a team of federal employee benefits professionals.

View FAQ

Federal Benefit Webinars

Twice per month we host webinars to help federal employees better understand their benefits and answer their questions LIVE.

See Webinar Schedule

Benefit Guides

From guides to detailed charts, these educational resources will help clarify confusing federal employee benefits topics.

See our resources