WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act:

“The flood of radical regulations being imposed by unelected bureaucrats is raising costs on hard-working taxpayers and killing jobs across America. In order to have a more effective, efficient and accountable federal government, we need a check and balance on these radical regulations so our economy can grow,” Scalise said. “Rule after rule coming down from the Obama Administration imposes greater costs on our nation’s job creators, and raises prices on families for everything from groceries to gas to healthcare. The REINS Act fixes that once and for all by establishing accountability and requiring any rule or regulation that has a major impact on the economy to first go through the elected representatives of the people before they can take effect. I would like to thank my friend Mr. Young for introducing this legislation and leading the charge to rein in radical federal regulations.”