House Votes to Give Congress Power Over Costly Regulations

Friday, 02 Aug 2013 02:14 PM

By Dan Weil

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The House approved a bill Friday that would require approval from both chambers of Congress for new federal regulations costing more $100 million to implement.

The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act was approved in a 232-183 vote, mainly along party lines, just before the House adjourned for its August recess, The Hill reports.

The House added several GOP amendments to the bill, widening its scope and the opposition to it. One would require Congress to validate any new rule to tax carbon emissions. Another would do the same for healthcare-related regulation.

Republicans have complained about an onslaught of rules from the Obama administration that are hamstringing businesses.

"Throughout the president’s administration, a flood of major new regulations have been burying Americans’ job creators and households at record levels," Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte said right before the vote, according to The Hill.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, has introduced a version of the REINS bill in the Senate, but it's unlikely to go very far, given that Democrats' control that body. The White House has also promised a veto of the legislation should it pass.






© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Allen West Says Goodbye to Florida at Holiday Party

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:49 AM

Tea party hero Allen West is making his final Florida appearance before moving to Texas. . . .

Rep. Mike Kelly Offers Obama 'Lump of Coal for Christmas'

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 07:50 AM

All forms of energy in the United States should be developed to spur job creation and economic growth, Pennsylvania Repu . . .

Politico: Obama May Give Dems 80 Percent of 2016 Latino Vote

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:18 PM

President Barack Obama may be on track to helping deliver as much as 80 percent of Latino voters to the 2016 Democratic  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved