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S. 299 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011

Government operations and politics. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. (by CRS) 
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Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011

S. 299 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
Other Titles
  • Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011
  • REINS Act
Sponsor
Rand Paul
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Business investment and capital
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Congressional oversight
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Inflation and prices
  • Legislative rules and procedure
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Major Actions
Introduced2/07/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/07/2011
2/07/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
6/23/2011Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-220.
7/20/2011Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-220.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

6 Organizations Supported and 14 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011

6 organizations supported this bill

American Tradition Partnership
Ferguson, Donald (2011, January 24). REINS Act introduced in the House. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from American Tradition.org.
Americans for Prosperity
Valvo, James (2011, February 0). Letter of Support: Paul-Davis REINS Act, S. 299 and H.R. 10. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from AfP.
Associated Builders & Contractors
ABC (2011, January 26). REP. ISSA SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON HURTFUL REGULATIONS. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from ABC.org.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Crews, Clyde Wayne and Ryan Young (2011, February 8). Regulation Without Representation. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from CEI.
FreedomWorks
Kibbe, Matt (2011, February 8). Letter to Senate: Cosponsor Rand Paul's REINS Act. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from Freedomworks.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
US Chamber of Commerce (2011, July 26). Capital Roundup - August 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011, from US Chamber Magazine.

14 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
undersigned organizations (2011, February 14). Scores of Public Interest Organizations Oppose Congressional Effort to Halt Crucial Safeguards. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from OMB Watch.
American Federation of Government Employees
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
undersigned organizations (2011, February 14). Scores of Public Interest Organizations Oppose Congressional Effort to Halt Crucial Safeguards. Retrieved March 1, 2011, from Yubanet.
American Lung Association
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
Center for Progressive Reform
Shapiro, Sydney (2011, January 14). The REINS Act: The Latest Conservative Plan to Gum Up the Regulatory Works. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from Progressive Reform.
Communications Workers of America
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
Consumer Federation of America
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
Gray Panthers
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Goldston, David (2011, February 1). The REINS Act: Why Congress Should Hold its Horses. Retrieved February 10, 2011, from NRDC.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
Transport Workers Union of America
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
United Automobile Workers
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.
United Steelworkers
undersigned organizations (2011, February 11). Letter to Representatives. Retrieved February 22, 2011, from Citizen.org.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$26,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$91,333$7,250
Kelly AyotteRNH$146,911$6,000
John BarrassoRWY$49,800$11,500
Max BaucusDMT$6,400$300,700
Mark BegichDAK$0$581,889
Michael BennetDCO$2,500$565,703
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$266,806
Roy BluntRMO$246,286$10,500
John BoozmanRAR$91,845$6,200
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$1,234,924
Scott BrownRMA$782,068$18,400
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,500$843,293
Richard BurrRNC$82,445$17,800
Maria CantwellDWA$750$270,515
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$214,050
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$94,670
Bob CaseyDPA$3,500$285,311
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$558,498$5,250
Daniel CoatsRIN$110,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$145,193$0
William Thad CochranRMS$21,700$4,300
Susan CollinsRME$173,733$102,137
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$17,300
Chris CoonsDDE$2,000$181,071
Bob CorkerRTN$63,180$4,500
John CornynRTX$433,472$2,750
Mike CrapoRID$6,700$3,300
Jim DeMintRSC$380,720$11,950
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$404,696
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,250$2,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$159,737
Alan FrankenDMN$710$1,492,675
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$5,600$1,222,664
Lindsey GrahamRSC$61,884$7,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$65,800$18,900
Kay HaganDNC$0$1,993,980
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$316,653
Orrin HatchRUT$31,250$28,850
John HoevenRND$35,400$2,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$91,400$7,300
Jim InhofeROK$166,175$500
Dan InouyeDHI$200$74,100
Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,250$10,400
Mike JohannsRNE$88,596$30,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$224,503$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,471$474,119
John KerryDMA$0$421,105
Mark KirkRIL$385,025$142,930
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$229,248
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$-5,000$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,000$359,907
Frank LautenbergDNJ$250$529,053
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$198,075
Mike LeeRUT$50,796$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,250$339,867
Joe LiebermanICT$0$-6,500
Dick LugarRIN$18,050$21,024
Joe ManchinDWV$10,000$296,365
John McCainRAZ$233,173$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,250$503,642
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$519,408$17,400
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$216,149
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$857,351
Barbara MikulskiDMD$500$157,950
Jerry MoranRKS$38,100$10,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$21,150$44,250
Patty MurrayDWA$750$536,355
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$7,000$66,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$328,476
Rand PaulRKY$302,885$2,000
Rob PortmanROH$234,781$20,500
Mark PryorDAR$1,250$145,850
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$168,785
Harry ReidDNV$11,500$580,412
Jim RischRID$246,309$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$185,649$1,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$242,100
Marco RubioRFL$825,581$11,500
Bernie SandersIVT$0$475,846
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,000$309,289
Jeff SessionsRAL$112,570$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$889,957
Richard ShelbyRAL$9,100$6,200
Olympia SnoweRME$20,050$91,217
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$332,620
Jon TesterDMT$1,250$679,210
John ThuneRSD$404,692$19,900
Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,188,798$12,550
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$1,100,651
Tom UdallDNM$0$867,856
David VitterRLA$278,375$32,600
Mark WarnerDVA$5,213$1,443,892
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$54,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$263,090
Roger WickerRMS$139,775$4,300
Ron WydenDOR$500$92,700

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$26,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$91,333$7,250
Kelly AyotteRNH$146,911$6,000
John BarrassoRWY$49,800$11,500
Max BaucusDMT$6,400$300,700
Mark BegichDAK$0$581,889
Michael BennetDCO$2,500$565,703
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$266,806
Roy BluntRMO$246,286$10,500
John BoozmanRAR$91,845$6,200
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$1,234,924
Scott BrownRMA$782,068$18,400
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,500$843,293
Richard BurrRNC$82,445$17,800
Maria CantwellDWA$750$270,515
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$214,050
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$94,670
Bob CaseyDPA$3,500$285,311
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$558,498$5,250
Daniel CoatsRIN$110,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$145,193$0
William Thad CochranRMS$21,700$4,300
Susan CollinsRME$173,733$102,137
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$17,300
Chris CoonsDDE$2,000$181,071
Bob CorkerRTN$63,180$4,500
John CornynRTX$433,472$2,750
Mike CrapoRID$6,700$3,300
Jim DeMintRSC$380,720$11,950
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$404,696
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,250$2,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$159,737
Alan FrankenDMN$710$1,492,675
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$5,600$1,222,664
Lindsey GrahamRSC$61,884$7,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$65,800$18,900
Kay HaganDNC$0$1,993,980
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$316,653
Orrin HatchRUT$31,250$28,850
John HoevenRND$35,400$2,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$91,400$7,300
Jim InhofeROK$166,175$500
Dan InouyeDHI$200$74,100
Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,250$10,400
Mike JohannsRNE$88,596$30,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$224,503$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,471$474,119
John KerryDMA$0$421,105
Mark KirkRIL$385,025$142,930
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$229,248
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$-5,000$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,000$359,907
Frank LautenbergDNJ$250$529,053
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$198,075
Mike LeeRUT$50,796$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,250$339,867
Joe LiebermanICT$0$-6,500
Dick LugarRIN$18,050$21,024
Joe ManchinDWV$10,000$296,365
John McCainRAZ$233,173$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,250$503,642
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$519,408$17,400
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$216,149
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$857,351
Barbara MikulskiDMD$500$157,950
Jerry MoranRKS$38,100$10,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$21,150$44,250
Patty MurrayDWA$750$536,355
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$7,000$66,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$328,476
Rand PaulRKY$302,885$2,000
Rob PortmanROH$234,781$20,500
Mark PryorDAR$1,250$145,850
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$168,785
Harry ReidDNV$11,500$580,412
Jim RischRID$246,309$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$185,649$1,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$242,100
Marco RubioRFL$825,581$11,500
Bernie SandersIVT$0$475,846
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,000$309,289
Jeff SessionsRAL$112,570$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$889,957
Richard ShelbyRAL$9,100$6,200
Olympia SnoweRME$20,050$91,217
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$332,620
Jon TesterDMT$1,250$679,210
John ThuneRSD$404,692$19,900
Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,188,798$12,550
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$1,100,651
Tom UdallDNM$0$867,856
David VitterRLA$278,375$32,600
Mark WarnerDVA$5,213$1,443,892
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$54,400
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$263,090
Roger WickerRMS$139,775$4,300
Ron WydenDOR$500$92,700

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,809,800
Builders associations$325,471
Chambers of commerce$256,144
Pro-business associations$101,863
Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
Building trades unions$3,231,675
Environmental policy$3,076,567
Abortion policy/Pro-Choice$2,011,442
Federal employees unions$1,025,780
Manufacturing unions$819,320
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$595,245
State & local govt employee unions$509,720
Health & welfare policy$449,450
Communications & hi-tech unions$369,600
Other transportation unions$287,000
Automotive Unions$278,632
Elderly issues/Social Security$242,216
Consumer groups$750
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