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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$40,250$11,500
Max BaucusDMT$6,400$203,775
Mark BegichDAK$1,750$386,133
Michael F. BennetDCO$3,500$511,088
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$259,606
Roy BluntRMO$150,866$9,000
John BoozmanRAR$51,595$9,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$885,154
Scott P. BrownRMA$645,933$13,600
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$838,893
Richard BurrRNC$70,845$17,800
Maria CantwellDWA$750$208,815
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$208,550
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$101,237
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$12,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$225,211
Bob CorkerRTN$51,680$4,500
John CornynRTX$160,440$2,750
Mike CrapoRID$7,200$4,300
Jim DeMintRSC$292,270$11,950
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$301,421
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$156,159
Al FrankenDMN$710$864,525
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$14,800$1,120,149
Lindsey GrahamRSC$43,442$8,800
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,150$14,300
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$415,097
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$246,853
Orrin G. HatchRUT$37,700$23,850
John HoevenRND$27,600$3,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$7,300
Jim InhofeROK$69,225$500
Dan InouyeDHI$2,200$77,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,250$12,100
Mike JohannsRNE$39,446$29,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$163,457$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,471$247,710
John F. KerryDMA$0$124,819
Mark KirkRIL$266,900$171,780
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$226,998
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$256,059
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$213,778
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$175,450
Mike LeeRUT$32,470$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,250$244,873
Joe LiebermanICT$0$-6,500
Dick LugarRIN$20,800$21,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$10,000$311,265
John McCainRAZ$185,943$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,250$496,381
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$265,933$5,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$219,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$576,553
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$160,700
Jerry MoranRKS$23,400$10,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,500$49,050
Patty MurrayDWA$1,250$535,704
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$66,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$322,476
Rand PaulRKY$276,440$1,000
Rob PortmanROH$146,398$28,700
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
Marco RubioRFL$964,948$11,500
Bernie SandersIVT$0$444,096
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,400$276,239
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,670$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$593,632
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,450$6,200
Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,050$90,717
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$343,017
Jon TesterDMT$1,250$658,010
John ThuneRSD$278,443$20,900
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,380,392$32,350
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$830,800
Tom UdallDNM$0$537,025
David VitterRLA$226,401$36,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,423$301,409
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$33,650
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$261,440
Roger F. WickerRMS$75,175$5,300
Ron WydenDOR$750$90,700

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ 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$40,250$11,500
Max BaucusDMT$6,400$203,775
Mark BegichDAK$1,750$386,133
Michael F. BennetDCO$3,500$511,088
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$259,606
Roy BluntRMO$150,866$9,000
John BoozmanRAR$51,595$9,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$885,154
Scott P. BrownRMA$645,933$13,600
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$838,893
Richard BurrRNC$70,845$17,800
Maria CantwellDWA$750$208,815
Ben CardinDMD$3,250$208,550
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$101,237
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$12,300
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$225,211
Bob CorkerRTN$51,680$4,500
John CornynRTX$160,440$2,750
Mike CrapoRID$7,200$4,300
Jim DeMintRSC$292,270$11,950
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$301,421
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$156,159
Al FrankenDMN$710$864,525
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$14,800$1,120,149
Lindsey GrahamRSC$43,442$8,800
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,150$14,300
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$415,097
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$246,853
Orrin G. HatchRUT$37,700$23,850
John HoevenRND$27,600$3,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$7,300
Jim InhofeROK$69,225$500
Dan InouyeDHI$2,200$77,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,250$12,100
Mike JohannsRNE$39,446$29,500
Ron JohnsonRWI$163,457$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,471$247,710
John F. KerryDMA$0$124,819
Mark KirkRIL$266,900$171,780
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$226,998
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$256,059
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$213,778
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$175,450
Mike LeeRUT$32,470$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,250$244,873
Joe LiebermanICT$0$-6,500
Dick LugarRIN$20,800$21,024
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$10,000$311,265
John McCainRAZ$185,943$500
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,250$496,381
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$265,933$5,300
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$219,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$576,553
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$160,700
Jerry MoranRKS$23,400$10,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,500$49,050
Patty MurrayDWA$1,250$535,704
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$66,250
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$322,476
Rand PaulRKY$276,440$1,000
Rob PortmanROH$146,398$28,700
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
Marco RubioRFL$964,948$11,500
Bernie SandersIVT$0$444,096
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,400$276,239
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,670$2,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$593,632
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,450$6,200
Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,050$90,717
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$343,017
Jon TesterDMT$1,250$658,010
John ThuneRSD$278,443$20,900
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,380,392$32,350
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$830,800
Tom UdallDNM$0$537,025
David VitterRLA$226,401$36,100
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,423$301,409
Jim WebbDVA$1,500$33,650
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$261,440
Roger F. WickerRMS$75,175$5,300
Ron WydenDOR$750$90,700

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,727,065
Builders associations$328,471
Chambers of commerce$268,604
Pro-business associations$111,913
Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$4,606,444
Building trades unions$3,235,075
Environmental policy$3,194,326
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,115,619
Federal employees unions$1,019,630
Manufacturing unions$822,570
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$610,278
State & local govt employee unions$511,320
Communications & hi-tech unions$374,350
Health & welfare policy$352,909
Other transportation unions$287,000
Automotive Manufacturing union$281,932
Elderly issues/Social Security$239,532
Consumer groups$5,150
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