Much Needed Bill to Give Power Back to Congress


Wyoming U.S. Representative Harriet Hageman introduced a bill (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act – REINS) that would reduce the number of Executive Orders and agency regulations and would restore the power of Congress. This bill would require any regulation or Executive Order signed by the president with an economic impact of $100 million dollars or more to receive congressional approval before taking effect. As a result, the bill would give the Legislative Branch of the government the power to create and approve laws per the Constitution.

If this bill is passed, it does not remove any constitutional powers of the Executive Branch, it in fact placed the proper balance of checks and balances where it is supposed to be. I personally do not see any reason a person of either political party should have a problem with the bill as it is not a right or left-leaning bill. It would bring a more representative government as mentioned in Article 1, Section 1 of the U.S Constitution.

Author: madblog

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