House Republicans last week passed a key piece of legislation to rein in the excessive regulatory power displayed by Obama, and Gardner is now pushing the same measure through the Senate.
Sponsored by Gardner and other key Republicans, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, or REINS Act, requires legislative approval of these major regulations that have spewed from the Obama administration to cripple business, kill jobs, and push their social agenda without the voice of the people who elected lawmakers to write those laws.
“The REINS Act restores power to the legislative branch and strengthens oversight of the executive branch as our Founders intended,” said Gardner. “After eight years of excessive regulation and rulemaking originating from the executive branch, it’s time to recognize just how important it is that Congress serves as the check to major regulations that have a significant economic impact on our country.”
We expect Senate Democrats to try and block the bill at every turn, but with full Republican backing, we expect it to sail through and be one of the first bills that Trump will sign after taking office.