WASHINGTON, DC—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. 


“This week, the new Congress got sworn in. It’s an exciting time for our country, and we’ve already hit the ground running, going to work for the American people. One of the things we passed this week was the REINS Act. This is a bill that stops unelected bureaucrats in Washington from coming up with radical regulations that kill jobs in America. We’ve seen Barack Obama, over the last eight years, abusing his executive powers to go and write regulations that have destroyed jobs and sent them overseas. The REINS Act finally restores the checks and balances, and brings accountability to Washington.”