Published: June 2023

Dozens of organizations urge lawmakers to oppose REINS Act

Coalition: Coalition for Sensible Safeguards

Dozens of advocacy organizations joined in a statement to U.S. Senate members urging them to oppose the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2023, which would halt the implementation of critical new protections.

The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS), an alliance of over 150 labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, environmental and public interest groups, of which Consumer Action is a member, wrote a letter urging U.S. Senate members to oppose the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2023 (HR 277). The bill’s clear aim is to halt the implementation of critical new public health and safety safeguards, financial reforms and worker protections, making industry even less accountable to the public. Under the REINS Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and our other protector agencies could not enforce a “major” rule—a rule with a large economic impact—unless both houses of Congress affirmatively approved it, with no alterations, within a 70-day window. The most commonsense, non-controversial rules could be blocked for any reason, or no reason at all. Congress should be searching for ways to ensure that federal agencies are able to enforce laws designed to protect our food supply, water, air quality, financial security, and much more, not putting up roadblocks to sensible safeguards that protect the American people. 

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Coalition for Sensible Safeguards

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