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, 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.”
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