CEI Weekly: Could the REINS Act Save Washington?

Friday, December 9, 2011




Feature: CEI experts say the REINS Act could change the federal rulemaking process.

FEATURED STORY: Could the REINS Act Save Washington?


Unelected bureaucrats at federal agencies are passing rules that are costing our nation a fortune. Finally, some Congressmen have decided to do something about that. Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the REINS Act, which would prevent agencies from passing costly rules without Congressional approval. CEI released a statement praising the bill the day before the House vote. Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews discussed the bill in more detail in his Forbes column.





Research & Development

A new episode of Fred Smith's weekly podcast


It's Hard to See How the SEIU Fits the Chinese Model

Ryan Young's letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal


The Regulatory Thicket

Iain Murray's op-ed in City Journal


Why the GOP Should Pay Attention to What California Republicans Are Up To

Alex Nowrasteh's op-ed on FoxNews.com


As Strike Deadline Looms for Unionized Rail Workers, Congress Threatens to Intervene

Vincent Vernuccio's op-ed in The Daily Caller


Is the Joke on the SEIU or Us?

Vincent Vernuccio's op-ed in BigGovernment


Gingrich Faces Questions From Conservative Leaders

Myron Ebell's citation in The Washington Post


Global Warming Alarmists Try Again

Marlo Lewis' citation in The Orange County Register








December 8, 2011 -- The House Passes the REINS Act . . .


The REINS Act would require Congress to vote on all economically significant regulations — rules that cost at least $100 million per year. The House passed the bill yesterday, and now it moves on to the Senate. Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews talks about the impact REINS could have on increasing transparency and accountability. He also offers up a few more ideas for further regulatory reform.