The United States House of Representatives is about to transform the country’s regulatory system and restore the basic constitutional principle that Congress is responsible for writing the laws in this country with a reform bill called the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.
It started two years ago as an idea in the head of a remarkable 78-year-old retired county judge, activist, and wounded Navy veteran in Alexandria, Kentucky named Lloyd Rogers.
American Commitment led by Phil Kerpen, a free market advocate in DC, is behind this Act.
American Commitment engages in critical public policy fights over the size and intrusiveness of government according to their site. They are dedicated to restoring and protecting the American Commitment to free markets, economic growth, Constitutionally-limited government, property rights, and individual freedom.
They sent me an email today I’d like to share in part with you.
In 2009, Lloyd Rogers of Kentucky, gave his Congressman a piece paper with a suggestion for a new Act – the REIN Act HR 367. The United States House of Representatives will vote on it Thursday.
Rogers wrote in his paper that after “We the People” preamble, the Constitution reads:
‘All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives’.
His question was this – How could the EPA double his water bill without a vote of Congress? Didn’t we elect you to make these decisions?
His REINS Act would require that economically significant regulations go through the constitutionally prescribed process for passing laws; approval by the House and Senate, and a presidential signature or veto override.
Please make your voice heard if you agree. Contact your Members of Congress. They need a strong showing!