American Federation of Teachers

House Passes Bill Requiring Congressional Approval of Federal Regulations 'Costing' Over $100 Million

Dec 7, 2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill known as the REINS Act (HR 10) that would rewrite provisions regarding congressional review of agency rulemaking to require congressional approval of major rules of the executive branch before they may take effect.

  • Interest groups that supported this motion gave on average 3.8 times as much to House members who voted 'YES' ($81,450) as they gave to House members who voted 'NO' ($21,647).
  • Interest groups that opposed this motion gave on average 8.1 times as much to House members who voted 'NO' ($140,975) as they gave to House members who voted 'YES' ($17,474).
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