No on the REINS Act

Recently, H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act passed in the House of Representatives. Before this bill becomes law, it need to pass the Senate. Today, we’re asking you to call your senators and tell them to vote against H.R. 27. Why?

David Goldston from the Natural Resource Defense Council: “The bill would require Congressional approval of any rule that would impose compliance costs of more than $100 million a year; if Congress failed to approve a rule in 70 days after its promulgation, it would be null and void… The bill could, in effect, impose a slow-motion government shutdown, and it would replace a process based on expertise, rationality and openness with one characterized by political maneuvering, economic clout and secrecy. The public would be less protected, and the political system would be more abused. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a more far-reaching, fundamental and damaging shift in the way the government goes about its business of safeguarding the public.”

Take five minutes to make a difference!

STEP ONE:
Use this link to the contact information for your two senators.

Senators

STEP TWO:
Use the phone script or form email below to contact your officials. Feel free to modify the message as you see fit. As a tip a PHONE CALL IS MORE LIKELY TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD AND COUNTED THAN AN EMAIL, but an email is better than nothing!

PHONE CALL SCRIPT:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling the office of Senator [NAME OF SENATOR] because I am a constituent. I live at [ADDRESS, CITY, and STATE] and my phone number is [PHONE NUMBER].

I’m calling to ask the senator to oppose by all means H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. This bill replaces experts in specific fields with Congress and allows businesses to put profits before the safety of American citizens and natural resources. Any support for this bill is unacceptable.

I ask that you raise your voice on this issue and any others like it that arise.

You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future. Thank you for your time.

 

FORM EMAIL:

Dear Senator [NAME OF SENATOR],

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m writing to you because I am one of your constituents.

I’m writing to ask you to oppose by all means H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. This bill replaces experts in specific fields with Congress and allows businesses to put profits before the safety of American citizens and natural resources. Any support for this bill is unacceptable.

You will be hearing from me on more issues in the future. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

[YOUR ADDRESS]

[YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE, ZIP CODE]

[YOUR EMAIL]

STEP THREE:

Share this message with your friends. The more who call, the better our chances of moving America forward.

To get weekly scripts and emails, join the Contact Congress group on Facebook.

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