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S. 299 - REINS Act

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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REINS Act

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
REINS Act

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.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
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 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$39,450$3,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$97,516$6,000
John BarrassoRWY$41,250$11,500
Max BaucusDMT$6,400$203,775
Mark BegichDAK$1,750$387,133
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$885,154
Scott P. BrownRMA$645,933$13,600
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$838,893
Maria CantwellDWA$750$204,237
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$208,800
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$90,670
Bob CaseyDPA$3,750$279,961
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$380,298$7,850
Daniel CoatsRIN$65,100$250
Tom CoburnROK$110,343$0
William Thad CochranRMS$10,300$3,800
Susan M. CollinsRME$86,000$99,237
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$11,800
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$225,211
Bob CorkerRTN$53,680$4,500
John CornynRTX$162,440$2,750
Jim DeMintRSC$292,270$11,950
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$302,671
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$156,381
Al FrankenDMN$710$865,025
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$14,800$1,106,021
Lindsey GrahamRSC$43,442$8,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$417,397
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$246,853
Orrin G. HatchRUT$39,700$23,850
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$7,300
Jim InhofeROK$69,225$500
Dan InouyeDHI$2,200$77,500
Mike JohannsRNE$39,446$29,500
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,471$247,710
John F. KerryDMA$0$124,819
Mark KirkRIL$266,900$171,780
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$227,220
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$257,859
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$213,778
Carl LevinDMI$2,250$244,873
Joe LiebermanICT$0$-6,500
Dick LugarRIN$20,800$21,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$10,000$311,265
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,250$498,103
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$265,933$5,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$219,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$579,353
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$160,700
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$66,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$322,476
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,250$114,650
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$132,035
Harry ReidDNV$11,500$544,549
Jim RischRID$197,206$3,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$113,349$1,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$193,200
Bernie SandersIVT$0$443,846
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,670$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$595,432
Olympia J. SnoweRME$21,250$90,717
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$343,239
Jon TesterDMT$1,250$659,310
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$830,750
Tom UdallDNM$0$538,525
David VitterRLA$226,401$36,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,423$301,659
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$33,650
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$261,440
Roger F. WickerRMS$77,175$5,300

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$26,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$39,450$3,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$97,516$6,000
John BarrassoRWY$41,250$11,500
Max BaucusDMT$6,400$203,775
Mark BegichDAK$1,750$387,133
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$885,154
Scott P. BrownRMA$645,933$13,600
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$838,893
Maria CantwellDWA$750$204,237
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$208,800
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$90,670
Bob CaseyDPA$3,750$279,961
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$380,298$7,850
Daniel CoatsRIN$65,100$250
Tom CoburnROK$110,343$0
William Thad CochranRMS$10,300$3,800
Susan M. CollinsRME$86,000$99,237
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$11,800
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$225,211
Bob CorkerRTN$53,680$4,500
John CornynRTX$162,440$2,750
Jim DeMintRSC$292,270$11,950
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$302,671
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$156,381
Al FrankenDMN$710$865,025
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$14,800$1,106,021
Lindsey GrahamRSC$43,442$8,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$417,397
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$246,853
Orrin G. HatchRUT$39,700$23,850
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$7,300
Jim InhofeROK$69,225$500
Dan InouyeDHI$2,200$77,500
Mike JohannsRNE$39,446$29,500
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,471$247,710
John F. KerryDMA$0$124,819
Mark KirkRIL$266,900$171,780
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$227,220
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$257,859
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$213,778
Carl LevinDMI$2,250$244,873
Joe LiebermanICT$0$-6,500
Dick LugarRIN$20,800$21,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$10,000$311,265
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,250$498,103
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$265,933$5,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$219,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$579,353
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$160,700
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$66,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$322,476
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,250$114,650
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$132,035
Harry ReidDNV$11,500$544,549
Jim RischRID$197,206$3,550
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$113,349$1,500
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$193,200
Bernie SandersIVT$0$443,846
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,670$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$595,432
Olympia J. SnoweRME$21,250$90,717
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$343,239
Jon TesterDMT$1,250$659,310
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$830,750
Tom UdallDNM$0$538,525
David VitterRLA$226,401$36,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,423$301,659
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$33,650
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$261,440
Roger F. WickerRMS$77,175$5,300

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$3,123,168
Builders associations$200,221
Chambers of commerce$192,804
Pro-business associations$76,213
Fiscal & tax policy$39,075

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$4,230,183
Building trades unions$2,892,300
Environmental policy$2,684,152
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$1,830,908
Federal employees unions$853,130
Manufacturing unions$743,570
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$558,746
State & local govt employee unions$450,070
Communications & hi-tech unions$340,300
Health & welfare policy$269,791
Automotive Manufacturing union$263,632
Other transportation unions$247,500
Elderly issues/Social Security$203,348
Consumer groups$5,150
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