Rep. Rick Allen Continues Efforts to Combat Regulatory Overreach

Supports REINS Act to Control Costs, Restore Accountability

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Washington, July 29, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today applauded House passage of H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive In Need Of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which provides regulatory relief to American families and job creators while restoring congressional accountability to the regulatory process.

In 2014 alone, 3,554 new federal regulations were imposed on American businesses, costing an estimated $1.9 trillion.  The REINS Act would limit unnecessary major regulations from executive agencies by requiring new rules with an impact of $100 million or more to be submitted to Congress for approval. Congress must take action on proposed regulations within 70 legislative days with an up-or-down vote in both the House and the Senate. Allen is a cosponsor of the legislation, which the House passed yesterday evening, and issued the following statement: 

 “As a small business owner for more than 30 years, I know firsthand the unnecessary burdens federal overregulation places on our nation’s job creators. All too often, new regulations are issued by unaccountable federal agencies without regard for the significant costs they pass on to hardworking Americans. The result is a mountain of red tape weighing down our economy, slowing innovation, and holding back job creation. The REINS Act brings much-needed commonsense and accountability back to the regulatory process. This legislation will fight against executive overreach burdening taxpayers, households, and businesses in Georgia’s 12th district, and it will ensure the American people have a say in regulations impacting them.”

Allen spoke on the House floor today to commend his colleagues for passing the REINS Act and called on the Senate to quickly take up the legislation. Click HERE to view his remarks.

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