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Federal - HR 26

Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017

Introduced

January 3, 2017

Description

A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law (official title to be confirmed).

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 160

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  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.23, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.21, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.12, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.10, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.9, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.22, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.20, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.19, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.18, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.17, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.16, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.15, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.14, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 20, 2017Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.13, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E73

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.22, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.20, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.19, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.18, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.17, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.16, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.15, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.14, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.13, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.23, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.21, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.12, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.10, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 12, 2017Becerra, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.9, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E59

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.23, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.22, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.21, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.20, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.19, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.18, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.17, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.16, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.15, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.14, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.13, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.12, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017C. Collins, R-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.9, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 11, 2017 — , House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.10, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 10, 2017Gutierrez, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.15, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E41

  • Jan. 8, 2017O'Rourke, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.13, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E29

  • Jan. 6, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Congressional Record p. S123

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.23, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.21, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.20, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.19, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.18, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.17, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.16, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.15, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.14, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.13, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017L. Jenkins, R-Kan., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.12, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H174, E28

  • Jan. 5, 2017Suozzi, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.12, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H166

  • Jan. 5, 2017Lawson, D-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.9, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H123

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 23 Major Rules Approval — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would require Congress to approve, by enacting legislation, any "major rule" issued by an agency in order for them to take effect. A "major rule" would include any regulation with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more; rules that would significantly harm employment, investment or U.S. economic competitiveness; or rules that would cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers or industries. The bill also would create an expedited consideration process in both the House and the Senate for joint resolutions of approval. As amended, the measure would require that for new rules, agencies repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to offset any annual costs of the new rule before the new rule could take effect. As amended, it would create a process to sunset existing rules if Congress had not approved them within 10 years of the bill's enactment. Passed 237-187. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H173-H174

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 22 Major Rules Approval — Recommit
    Murphy, D-Fla., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would exempt from the bill any rule prohibiting an insurance issuer from eliminating health coverage for dependents younger than 26 years old. Motion rejected 190-235. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H172-H173

  • Jan. 5, 2017 — Committee of the Whole amendment adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H172

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 21 Major Rules Approval — Existing Rules
    King, R-Iowa, amendment that would require each agency annually, for 10 years, to submit to Congress for review at least 10 percent of the agency's existing rules, and would sunset certain rules if Congress had not approved them within 10 years of the bill's enactment. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 230-193. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H144-H146, H171-H172

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 20 Major Rules Approval — Occupational Safety
    Scott, D-Va., amendment that would exclude from the bill's provisions rules made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration related to the prevention of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-232. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H143-H144, H170-H171

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 19 Major Rules Approval — Pipeline Safety
    McNerney, D-Calif., for Pallone, D-N.J., amendment that would exclude rules intended to either ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or to prevent or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-235. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H142-H143, H170

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 18 Major Rules Approval — Nuclear Reactor Safety
    Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would exclude rules pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 194-231. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H141-H142, H169-H170

  • Jan. 5, 2017 — Johnson, D-Ga., amendment no. 8, that would exempt rules related to improving employment, retention and wages of workers from the definition of a "major rule" that would require congressional approval, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H140-H141

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 17 Major Rules Approval — Products for Young Children
    Johnson, D-Ga., for Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment that would exclude rules related to the safety of products designed to be used or consumed by children younger than 2 years old from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-234. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H140, H168-H169

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 16 Major Rules Approval — Lead in Drinking Water
    Conyers, D-Mich., amendment that would exclude rules that would provide for a reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-231. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H139-H140, H168

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 15 Major Rules Approval — Public Health Protection
    Cicilline, D-R.I., amendment that would exclude rules related to the protection of public health or safety from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 186-232. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H138-H139, H167-H168

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 14 Major Rules Approval — Disease Reduction
    Castor, D-Fla., amendment that would exclude rules that would result in reduced incidence of cancer, early death, asthma attacks or respiratory disease in children from the definition of a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 190-233. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H137-H138, H166-H167

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 13 Major Rules Approval — Emission Impacts
    Grijalva, D-Ariz., amendment that would require agencies to include an accounting of greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule in the report that would be required by the bill to be submitted to Congress. The report also would need to include an analysis of the rule's impacts on low-income and rural communities. If a rule would increase carbon equivalent emissions by 25,000 metric tons annually or possibly increase the risk of certain diseases to low-income or rural communities, then the rule would be considered a "major rule." Rejected in Committee of the Whole 193-230. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H136-H137, H166

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 12 Major Rules Approval — Offsets
    Messer, R-Ind., amendment that would require that for new rules, agencies repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to offset any annual costs of the new rule before the new rule could take effect. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-185. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H135-H136, H165-H166

  • Jan. 5, 2017 — Goodlatte, R-Va., amendment no. 1, that would adjust for inflation the $100 million threshold for a regulation to be considered a "major rule," agreed to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H134-H135

  • Jan. 5, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H124-H146, H165-H174

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 10 Major Rules Approval and U.N. Security Resolution — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 22) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 26) that would require Congress to approve "major rules" issued by agencies, such as regulations with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more, before they could take effect. The rule would also provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 11) that would express the House's opposition to the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution that criticized continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied areas. Adopted 231-187. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H123-H124

  • Jan. 5, 2017House Vote 9 Major Rules Approval and U.N. Security Council Resolution — Previous Question
    Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 22) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 26) that would require Congress to approve "major rules" issued by agencies, such as regulations with an annual economic impact of $100 million or more, before they could take effect. The rule would also provide for House floor consideration of the resolution (H Res 11) that would express the House's opposition to the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution that criticized continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied areas. Motion agreed to 235-188. Note: Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., had not yet been sworn in and thus was ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H122-H123

  • Jan. 5, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Tenney, (R-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 4, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 22, reported to the House as a rule for HR 26.

  • Jan. 4, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H86, H93

  • Jan. 4, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Jan. 4, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 156

    Abraham, (R-La.)Griffith, (R-Va.)Olson, (R-Texas)
    Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.)Grothman, (R-Wis.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)
    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Palmer, (R-Ala.)
    Babin, (R-Texas)Gaetz, (R-Fla.)Paulsen, (R-Minn.)
    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Harris, A. (R-Md.)Pearce, (R-N.M.)
    Barr, (R-Ky.)Hartzler, (R-Mo.)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)
    Barton, J. (R-Texas)Hensarling, (R-Texas)Poe, (R-Texas)
    Biggs, (R-Ariz.)Herrera Beutler, (R-Wash.)Posey, (R-Fla.)
    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Hice, (R-Ga.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Bishop, M. (R-Mich.)Hill, (R-Ark.)Reed, T. (R-N.Y.)
    Bishop, R. (R-Utah)Holding, (R-N.C.)Renacci, (R-Ohio)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Hollingsworth, (R-Ind.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Hudson, (R-N.C.)Rogers, H. (R-Ky.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    Brady, K. (R-Texas)Hultgren, (R-Ill.)Rooney, T. (R-Fla.)
    Brat, (R-Va.)Hunter, (R-Calif.)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Brooks, M. (R-Ala.)Issa, (R-Calif.)Rothfus, (R-Pa.)
    Brooks, S. (R-Ind.)Jenkins, E. (R-W.Va.)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
    Buck, (R-Colo.)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Royce, (R-Calif.)
    Bucshon, (R-Ind.)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Rutherford, (R-Fla.)
    Burgess, (R-Texas)Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Sanford, (R-S.C.)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Jordan, (R-Ohio)Scalise, (R-La.)
    Bacon, (R-Neb.)Joyce, (R-Ohio)Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
    Banks, (R-Ind.)Katko, (R-N.Y.)Shuster, Bill (R-Pa.)
    Bergman, (R-Mich.)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Simpson, M. (R-Idaho)
    Calvert, (R-Calif.)Kelly, (R-Miss.)Smith, Adrian (R-Neb.)
    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Knight, (R-Calif.)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Labrador, (R-Idaho)Smith, Lamar (R-Texas)
    Chaffetz, (R-Utah)LaHood, (R-Ill.)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)LaMalfa, (R-Calif.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Comstock, (R-Va.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
    Cook, (R-Calif.)Lance, (R-N.J.)Thornberry, (R-Texas)
    Costello, (R-Pa.)Long, (R-Mo.)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Loudermilk, (R-Ga.)Tipton, (R-Colo.)
    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Love, (R-Utah)Trott, (R-Mich.)
    Culberson, (R-Texas)Lucas, F. (R-Okla.)Turner, M. (R-Ohio)
    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    DeSantis, (R-Fla.)Marchant, (R-Texas)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
    DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)Massie, (R-Ky.)Walden, G. (R-Ore.)
    Duffy, (R-Wis.)McCaul, (R-Texas)Walker, (R-N.C.)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)McClintock, (R-Calif.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Emmer, (R-Minn.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)Walters, (R-Calif.)
    Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.)McMorris Rodgers, (R-Wash.)Wenstrup, (R-Ohio)
    Flores, (R-Texas)McSally, (R-Ariz.)Westerman, (R-Ark.)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)Williams, (R-Texas)
    Frelinghuysen, (R-N.J.)Messer, (R-Ind.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)Woodall, (R-Ga.)
    Gohmert, (R-Texas)Moolenaar, (R-Mich.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Graves, G. (R-La.)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)Young, David (R-Iowa)
    Graves, S. (R-Mo.)Newhouse, (R-Wash.)Young, Don (R-Alaska)
    Graves, T. (R-Ga.)Noem, (R-S.D.)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 3, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 3

    Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)Marino, (R-Pa.)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
  • Jan. 3, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Budget, House Judiciary, House Rules.Congressional Record p. H37