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S. 1786 - REINS Act

Transportation and public works. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to facilitate job creation by reducing regulatory uncertainty, providing for rational evaluation of regulations, providing flexibilities to States and localities, providing for infrastructure spending, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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REINS Act

S. 1786 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to facilitate job creation by reducing regulatory uncertainty, providing for rational evaluation of regulations, providing flexibilities to States and localities, providing for infrastructure spending, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to facilitate job creation by reducing regulatory uncertainty, providing for rational evaluation of regulations, providing flexibilities to States and localities, providing for infrastructure spending, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011
  • EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011
  • Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011
  • Regulatory Time-Out Act of 2011
  • REINS Act
Sponsor
Orrin G. Hatch
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Transportation and public works
    • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
    • Advisory bodies
    • Aging
    • Air quality
    • Appropriations
    • Birds
    • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
    • Congressional oversight
    • Disaster relief and insurance
    • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
    • Economic performance and conditions
    • Endangered and threatened species
    • Energy efficiency and conservation
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
    • Environmental regulatory procedures
    • Environmental technology
    • Fishes
    • Government information and archives
    • Government trust funds
    • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
    • Historic sites and heritage areas
    • Hunting and fishing
    • Industrial facilities
    • Land transfers
    • Land use and conservation
    • Law enforcement administration and funding
    • Legislative rules and procedure
    • Licensing and registrations
    • Manufacturing
    • Motor carriers
    • Motor vehicles
    • Public contracts and procurement
    • Public transit
    • Roads and highways
    • Sales and excise taxes
    • Solid waste and recycling
    • Transportation programs funding
    • Transportation safety and security
    • Unemployment
    • Water quality
    • Wetlands
    • Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats
    • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced11/02/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Proceed S. 178611/03/2011This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
    47 voted YES 53 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced11/02/2011
    Put on a legislative calendar11/02/2011Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 214.
    11/03/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    11/03/2011Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
    select this voteVote11/03/2011On the Motion to Proceed S. 1786
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    $6,919,061
    $274,854
    $7,193,915
    3.9 times as much
    $3,202,626
    $281,932
    $5,150
    $7,742,721
    $1,949,215
    $293,200
    $7,382,448
    $511,320
    $1,410,557
    $333,441
    $4,609,344
    $391,520
    $28,113,474
    3 Organizations Supported and 33 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    REINS Act

    3 organizations supported this bill

    american tradition partnership
    Ferguson, Donald (2011, September 12). 65% of voters support the REINS Act. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from American Tradition Partnership.
    southern tier tea party patriots
    Adler, Jonathan (n.d.). REINS Act; Support. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Southern Tier Tea Party Patriots blog.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Josten, Bruce (2011, November 3). Letter to the United States Senate. Retrieved November 21, 2011, from Faster, Better, Safer: Americans for Transportation Mobility.

    33 organizations opposed this bill

    ability production
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    AFL-CIO
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Alliance for Justice
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Association of University Professors
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Lung Association
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    American Rivers
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Americans for Financial Reform
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Attic, Inc.
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    BlueGreen Alliance
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Center for Food Safety
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    center for independent living
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    citizens for sludgefree land
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Clean Air Watch
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Clean Water Network
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Consumer Federation of America
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Consumers Union
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    CounterCorp
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Cumberland Countians for Peace and Justice
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Demos
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Economic Policy Institute
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    edmonds institute
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Free Press
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Green for All
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    Health Care for America Now
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    In the Public Interest
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    International Center for Technology Assessment
    Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (2011, April 19). The REINS Act Would Waste Taxpayer Dollars, Jeopardize Public Protections, and Threaten the American Way of Life. Retrieved November 14, 2011, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
    International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
    Somson, Barbara (2011, November 3). Letter to Senator. Retrieved November 7, 2011, from UAW.
    League of Conservation Voters
    Geller, Kate (2011, November 3). In Washington Sen. Brown Again Sides With Polluters Over Public Health. Retrieved November 7, 2011, from League of Conservation Voters, Media.
    League of Women Voters
    League of Women Voters (2011, November 3). Letter to Senator. Retrieved November 21, 2011, from League of Women Voters.

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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$7,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,450$154,111
    Kelly AyotteRNH$85,444$62,000
    John BarrassoRWY$30,950$34,550
    Max BaucusDMT$2,500$185,613
    Mark BegichDAK$1,750$340,605
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$635,522
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$16,733
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$210,906
    Roy BluntRMO$129,294$117,786
    John BoozmanRAR$43,745$42,928
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$2,367,966
    Scott P. BrownRMA$630,408$341,073
    Sherrod BrownDOH$6,250$1,596,324
    Richard BurrRNC$60,845$66,425
    Maria CantwellDWA$750$354,705
    Ben CardinDMD$750$222,850
    Tom CarperDDE$1,500$79,916
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,750$360,899
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$353,798$68,268
    Daniel CoatsRIN$57,750$24,128
    Tom CoburnROK$100,093$9,550
    William Thad CochranRMS$5,300$25,650
    Susan M. CollinsRME$67,750$162,604
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$9,800
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$185,644
    Bob CorkerRTN$52,430$117,140
    John CornynRTX$149,190$121,950
    Mike CrapoRID$700$15,330
    Jim DeMintRSC$292,770$43,300
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$317,621
    Mike EnziRWY$8,000$500
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$370,012
    Al FrankenDMN$210$973,679
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$6,000$2,208,307
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$33,442$67,093
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$41,150$59,200
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$1,189,103
    Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$236,918
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$30,200$82,450
    Dean HellerRNV$143,937$50,240
    John HoevenRND$20,100$16,760
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$14,550
    Jim InhofeROK$62,225$33,320
    Dan InouyeDHI$1,200$92,300
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$28,250$43,850
    Mike JohannsRNE$27,446$10,350
    Ron JohnsonRWI$155,607$42,212
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$169,360
    John F. KerryDMA$0$204,718
    Mark KirkRIL$264,000$162,780
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$428,495
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$5,750$1,000
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$414,995
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$147,556
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$141,450
    Mike LeeRUT$34,267$10,049
    Carl LevinDMI$2,250$287,698
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$-1,800
    Dick LugarRIN$20,800$102,385
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$208,828
    John McCainRAZ$176,143$68,325
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,750$1,796,650
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$244,433$171,350
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$183,980
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$515,265
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$238,415
    Jerry MoranRKS$18,400$28,450
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$33,350
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,250$914,195
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$42,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$347,885
    Rand PaulRKY$271,440$61,447
    Rob PortmanROH$130,426$98,672
    Mark L. PryorDAR$1,250$76,688
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$88,635
    Harry ReidDNV$8,500$628,336
    Jim RischRID$185,206$13,700
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$103,349$25,000
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$199,807
    Marco RubioRFL$959,698$118,233
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$361,900
    Chuck SchumerDNY$6,400$339,900
    Jeff SessionsRAL$60,470$41,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$1,507,653
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,050$54,700
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,250$50,150
    Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$728,241
    Jon TesterDMT$1,000$812,449
    John ThuneRSD$266,943$55,250
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,368,320$208,561
    Mark UdallDCO$1,500$854,611
    Tom UdallDNM$0$485,686
    David VitterRLA$216,401$67,955
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$403,957
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$11,400
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$223,673
    Roger F. WickerRMS$68,175$62,200
    Ron WydenDOR$750$125,300

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$7,500
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,450$154,111
    Kelly AyotteRNH$85,444$62,000
    John BarrassoRWY$30,950$34,550
    Max BaucusDMT$2,500$185,613
    Mark BegichDAK$1,750$340,605
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$635,522
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$16,733
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$210,906
    Roy BluntRMO$129,294$117,786
    John BoozmanRAR$43,745$42,928
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$2,367,966
    Scott P. BrownRMA$630,408$341,073
    Sherrod BrownDOH$6,250$1,596,324
    Richard BurrRNC$60,845$66,425
    Maria CantwellDWA$750$354,705
    Ben CardinDMD$750$222,850
    Tom CarperDDE$1,500$79,916
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,750$360,899
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$353,798$68,268
    Daniel CoatsRIN$57,750$24,128
    Tom CoburnROK$100,093$9,550
    William Thad CochranRMS$5,300$25,650
    Susan M. CollinsRME$67,750$162,604
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$9,800
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$185,644
    Bob CorkerRTN$52,430$117,140
    John CornynRTX$149,190$121,950
    Mike CrapoRID$700$15,330
    Jim DeMintRSC$292,770$43,300
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$317,621
    Mike EnziRWY$8,000$500
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$370,012
    Al FrankenDMN$210$973,679
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$6,000$2,208,307
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$33,442$67,093
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$41,150$59,200
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$1,189,103
    Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$236,918
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$30,200$82,450
    Dean HellerRNV$143,937$50,240
    John HoevenRND$20,100$16,760
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$40,300$14,550
    Jim InhofeROK$62,225$33,320
    Dan InouyeDHI$1,200$92,300
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$28,250$43,850
    Mike JohannsRNE$27,446$10,350
    Ron JohnsonRWI$155,607$42,212
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$169,360
    John F. KerryDMA$0$204,718
    Mark KirkRIL$264,000$162,780
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$428,495
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$5,750$1,000
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,000$414,995
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$147,556
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$141,450
    Mike LeeRUT$34,267$10,049
    Carl LevinDMI$2,250$287,698
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$-1,800
    Dick LugarRIN$20,800$102,385
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$208,828
    John McCainRAZ$176,143$68,325
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,750$1,796,650
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$244,433$171,350
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,500$183,980
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$515,265
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$238,415
    Jerry MoranRKS$18,400$28,450
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$33,350
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,250$914,195
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$42,750
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$347,885
    Rand PaulRKY$271,440$61,447
    Rob PortmanROH$130,426$98,672
    Mark L. PryorDAR$1,250$76,688
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$88,635
    Harry ReidDNV$8,500$628,336
    Jim RischRID$185,206$13,700
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$103,349$25,000
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$199,807
    Marco RubioRFL$959,698$118,233
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$361,900
    Chuck SchumerDNY$6,400$339,900
    Jeff SessionsRAL$60,470$41,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$1,507,653
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,050$54,700
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,250$50,150
    Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$728,241
    Jon TesterDMT$1,000$812,449
    John ThuneRSD$266,943$55,250
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,368,320$208,561
    Mark UdallDCO$1,500$854,611
    Tom UdallDNM$0$485,686
    David VitterRLA$216,401$67,955
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$403,957
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$11,400
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$223,673
    Roger F. WickerRMS$68,175$62,200
    Ron WydenDOR$750$125,300

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$6,919,061
    Chambers of commerce$274,854

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$7,742,721
    Schools & colleges$7,382,448
    Democratic/Liberal$4,609,344
    Environmental policy$3,202,626
    Non-profit foundations$1,949,215
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,410,557
    State & local govt employee unions$511,320
    Teamsters union$391,520
    Health & welfare policy$333,441
    Labor Unions$293,200
    Automotive Manufacturing union$281,932
    Consumer groups$5,150
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