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
Related Bills
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.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $35,230 Against $204,525
  2. March - April 2007 For $102,200 Against $566,501
  3. May - June 2007 For $171,417 Against $486,933
  4. July - August 2007 For $72,450 Against $221,160
  5. September - October 2007 For $104,900 Against $536,407
  6. November - December 2007 For $163,910 Against $627,103
  7. January - February 2008 For $77,150 Against $316,875
  8. March - April 2008 For $134,635 Against $552,097
  9. May - June 2008 For $171,646 Against $1,172,766
  10. July - August 2008 For $163,537 Against $544,103
  11. September - October 2008 For $387,521 Against $1,691,887
  12. November - December 2008 For $338,518 Against $218,879
  13. January - February 2009 For $69,916 Against $204,648
  14. March - April 2009 For $151,281 Against $432,220
  15. May - June 2009 For $690,328 Against $315,824
  16. July - August 2009 For $142,654 Against $125,502
  17. September - October 2009 For $242,925 Against $278,994
  18. November - December 2009 For $347,217 Against $301,591
  19. January - February 2010 For $460,940 Against $228,195
  20. March - April 2010 For $516,374 Against $404,096
  21. May - June 2010 For $657,566 Against $471,209
  22. July - August 2010 For $444,235 Against $600,988
  23. September - October 2010 For $1,029,943 Against $1,309,577
  24. November - December 2010 For $61,660 Against $105,710
  25. January - February 2011 For $22,450 Against $372,800
  26. March - April 2011 For $84,975 Against $638,106
  27. May - June 2011 For $44,495 Against $489,147
  28. July - August 2011 For $36,950 Against $289,299
  29. September - October 2011 For $60,141 Against $413,052
  30. November - December 2011 For $63,800 Against $525,165
  31. January - February 2012 For $51,963 Against $292,395
  32. March - April 2012 For $58,141 Against $454,584
  33. May - June 2012 For $65,262 Against $602,753
  34. July - August 2012 For $88,735 Against $416,218
  35. September - October 2012 For $207,672 Against $962,194
  36. November - December 2012 For $27,600 Against $276,364

Votes

    6 Organizations Supported and 13 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 and 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.

    13 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.
    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$6,700
    Kelly AyotteRNH$98,944$6,000
    John BarrassoRWY$41,250$11,500
    Max BaucusDMT$6,400$203,775
    Mark BegichDAK$1,750$387,133
    Michael F. BennetDCO$3,500$509,688
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$259,606
    Roy BluntRMO$152,294$9,000
    John BoozmanRAR$53,995$9,000
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$882,754
    Scott P. BrownRMA$645,933$13,850
    Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$838,893
    Richard BurrRNC$70,845$17,800
    Maria CantwellDWA$750$204,237
    Ben CardinDMD$3,250$208,800
    Tom CarperDDE$1,500$90,670
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,750$280,961
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$380,298$7,850
    Daniel CoatsRIN$67,500$250
    Tom CoburnROK$110,343$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$10,300$3,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$85,000$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
    Mike CrapoRID$7,200$4,300
    Jim DeMintRSC$298,070$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$15,800$1,106,021
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$43,442$8,800
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,150$14,300
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$417,397
    Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$246,853
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$39,700$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$36,250$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$276,500$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
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$175,450
    Mike LeeRUT$34,267$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$498,353
    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
    Jerry MoranRKS$23,400$10,000
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,500$49,050
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,250$533,554
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$66,250
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$322,476
    Rand PaulRKY$276,440$2,000
    Rob PortmanROH$150,226$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$975,148$11,500
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$443,846
    Chuck SchumerDNY$7,400$276,739
    Jeff SessionsRAL$79,670$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$593,132
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,450$6,200
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$21,250$90,717
    Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$343,239
    Jon TesterDMT$1,250$654,310
    John ThuneRSD$278,443$20,900
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,386,620$32,350
    Mark UdallDCO$1,500$833,800
    Tom UdallDNM$0$540,825
    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
    Ron WydenDOR$750$90,700

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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$6,700
    Kelly AyotteRNH$98,944$6,000
    John BarrassoRWY$41,250$11,500
    Max BaucusDMT$6,400$203,775
    Mark BegichDAK$1,750$387,133
    Michael F. BennetDCO$3,500$509,688
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,250
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$259,606
    Roy BluntRMO$152,294$9,000
    John BoozmanRAR$53,995$9,000
    Barbara BoxerDCA$14,350$882,754
    Scott P. BrownRMA$645,933$13,850
    Sherrod BrownDOH$7,000$838,893
    Richard BurrRNC$70,845$17,800
    Maria CantwellDWA$750$204,237
    Ben CardinDMD$3,250$208,800
    Tom CarperDDE$1,500$90,670
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,750$280,961
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$380,298$7,850
    Daniel CoatsRIN$67,500$250
    Tom CoburnROK$110,343$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$10,300$3,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$85,000$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
    Mike CrapoRID$7,200$4,300
    Jim DeMintRSC$298,070$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$15,800$1,106,021
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$43,442$8,800
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,150$14,300
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$417,397
    Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$246,853
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$39,700$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$36,250$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$276,500$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
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$175,450
    Mike LeeRUT$34,267$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$498,353
    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
    Jerry MoranRKS$23,400$10,000
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,500$49,050
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,250$533,554
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$8,000$66,250
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,250$322,476
    Rand PaulRKY$276,440$2,000
    Rob PortmanROH$150,226$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$975,148$11,500
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$443,846
    Chuck SchumerDNY$7,400$276,739
    Jeff SessionsRAL$79,670$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$4,600$593,132
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,450$6,200
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$21,250$90,717
    Debbie StabenowDMI$5,800$343,239
    Jon TesterDMT$1,250$654,310
    John ThuneRSD$278,443$20,900
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,386,620$32,350
    Mark UdallDCO$1,500$833,800
    Tom UdallDNM$0$540,825
    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
    Ron WydenDOR$750$90,700

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$6,781,374
    Builders associations$330,471
    Chambers of commerce$268,604
    Pro-business associations$111,913
    Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$4,609,344
    Building trades unions$3,239,575
    Environmental policy$3,196,626
    Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,116,619
    Federal employees unions$1,019,630
    Manufacturing unions$822,570
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$612,778
    State & local govt employee unions$511,320
    Communications & hi-tech unions$374,350
    Health & welfare policy$333,441
    Other transportation unions$287,000
    Automotive Manufacturing union$281,932
    Elderly issues/Social Security$239,532
    Consumer groups$5,150
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