S. 15 - REINS Act

Government operations and politics. 113th Congress (2013-2014) 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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There have been no votes on this bill.

REINS Act

S. 15 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

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 2013
  • REINS Act
  • 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
Introduced2/26/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/26/2013
2/26/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
2/26/2013Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2009 For $31,768 Against $20,750
  2. March - April 2009 For $96,131 Against $42,550
  3. May - June 2009 For $611,128 Against $80,596
  4. July - August 2009 For $133,994 Against $18,900
  5. September - October 2009 For $192,385 Against $63,200
  6. November - December 2009 For $300,716 Against $38,733
  7. January - February 2010 For $255,945 Against $38,590
  8. March - April 2010 For $444,123 Against $115,200
  9. May - June 2010 For $638,465 Against $102,128
  10. July - August 2010 For $411,835 Against $115,776
  11. September - October 2010 For $973,608 Against $411,394
  12. November - December 2010 For $56,660 Against $15,626
  13. January - February 2011 For $157,400 Against $34,750
  14. March - April 2011 For $219,663 Against $136,542
  15. May - June 2011 For $269,601 Against $91,027
  16. July - August 2011 For $122,126 Against $43,026
  17. September - October 2011 For $289,442 Against $169,117
  18. November - December 2011 For $221,255 Against $115,238
  19. January - February 2012 For $177,187 Against $70,960
  20. March - April 2012 For $292,576 Against $176,483
  21. May - June 2012 For $374,005 Against $356,846
  22. July - August 2012 For $355,491 Against $184,248
  23. September - October 2012 For $767,805 Against $532,811
  24. November - December 2012 For $132,361 Against $66,974
  25. January - February 2013 For $15,400 Against $31,057
  26. March - April 2013 For $131,654 Against $86,424
  27. May - June 2013 For $120,244 Against $133,702
  28. July - August 2013 For $107,206 Against $60,384
  29. September - October 2013 For $160,712 Against $101,719
  30. November - December 2013 For $191,561 Against $102,942
  31. January - February 2014 For $105,641 Against $133,159
  32. March - April 2014 For $153,095 Against $274,523
  33. May - June 2014 For $121,164 Against $376,035
  34. July - August 2014 For $80,351 Against $238,312
  35. September - October 2014 For $277,164 Against $655,142
  36. November - December 2014 For $95,327 Against $28,046

Votes

    1 Organization Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    REINS Act

    1 organization supported this bill

    Americans for Prosperity
    Valvo, James (2013, January 24). AFP Letter of Support: REINS Act, H.R. 367 and S. 15. Retrieved March 20, 2014, from Americans for Prosperity.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    Climate Action
    Climate Action (2013, March 6). REINS Act (S.15, H.R 367). Retrieved May 14, 2014, from US Climate Action Network.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$19,100
    Kelly AyotteRNH$123,544$4,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$158,016
    John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
    Max BaucusDMT$0$250
    Mark BegichDAK$0$120,871
    Michael F. BennetDCO$2,500$171,011
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$54,856
    Roy BluntRMO$121,894$500
    John BoozmanRAR$41,995$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$189,622
    Sherrod BrownDOH$250$118,621
    Richard BurrRNC$54,900$13,250
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$119,663
    Ben CardinDMD$2,500$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$0$6,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$28,004
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$500$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$53,500$0
    Tom CoburnROK$82,843$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$14,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$37,050
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$36,527
    Bob CorkerRTN$34,870$0
    John CornynRTX$111,505$0
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$1,800
    Ted CruzRTX$1,604,462$1,250
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$29,050
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$58,511
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$16,350
    Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,340,739$0
    Al FrankenDMN$250$114,991
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$12,800$80,900
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$39,663
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,150$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$263,360
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$30,950$1,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$500$304,596
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$2,000
    Dean HellerRNV$129,837$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$35,676
    John HoevenRND$14,100$0
    Jim InhofeROK$43,575$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$25,250$6,400
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$154,707$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$1,500
    Tim KaineDVA$1,350$260,851
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$37,070
    Mark KirkRIL$177,549$6,300
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$12,900
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$86,386
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$20,000
    Mike LeeRUT$100,917$0
    Carl LevinDMI$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$39,900
    John McCainRAZ$189,643$500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$500$8,500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$260,256$3,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$15,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$145,799
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$8,800
    Jerry MoranRKS$8,200$500
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,750$17,750
    Chris MurphyDCT$250$144,096
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$100,007
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$68,782
    Rand PaulRKY$470,758$0
    Rob PortmanROH$136,446$27,100
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$48,500
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$17,700
    Harry ReidDNV$7,100$154,339
    Jim RischRID$50,602$1,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$91,967$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$6,400
    Marco RubioRFL$1,079,229$11,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$53,147
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$134,704
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,400$48,450
    Tim ScottRSC$270,262$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$4,200$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$219,063
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$50$2,400
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$33,225
    Jon TesterDMT$250$271,135
    John ThuneRSD$217,753$11,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,505,001$31,550
    Mark UdallDCO$0$609,537
    Tom UdallDNM$2,000$170,894
    David VitterRLA$152,726$31,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$47,788
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,300$180,328
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$92,083
    Roger F. WickerRMS$7,250$3,500
    Ron WydenDOR$0$12,250

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$19,100
    Kelly AyotteRNH$123,544$4,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$158,016
    John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
    Max BaucusDMT$0$250
    Mark BegichDAK$0$120,871
    Michael F. BennetDCO$2,500$171,011
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$54,856
    Roy BluntRMO$121,894$500
    John BoozmanRAR$41,995$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$189,622
    Sherrod BrownDOH$250$118,621
    Richard BurrRNC$54,900$13,250
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$119,663
    Ben CardinDMD$2,500$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$0$6,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$28,004
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$500$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$53,500$0
    Tom CoburnROK$82,843$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$14,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$37,050
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$36,527
    Bob CorkerRTN$34,870$0
    John CornynRTX$111,505$0
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$1,800
    Ted CruzRTX$1,604,462$1,250
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$29,050
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$58,511
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$16,350
    Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,340,739$0
    Al FrankenDMN$250$114,991
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$12,800$80,900
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$39,663
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,150$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$263,360
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$30,950$1,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$500$304,596
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$2,000
    Dean HellerRNV$129,837$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$35,676
    John HoevenRND$14,100$0
    Jim InhofeROK$43,575$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$25,250$6,400
    Mike JohannsRNE$0$500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$154,707$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$1,500
    Tim KaineDVA$1,350$260,851
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$37,070
    Mark KirkRIL$177,549$6,300
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$12,900
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$86,386
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$20,000
    Mike LeeRUT$100,917$0
    Carl LevinDMI$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$39,900
    John McCainRAZ$189,643$500
    Claire McCaskillDMO$500$8,500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$260,256$3,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$15,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,000$145,799
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$8,800
    Jerry MoranRKS$8,200$500
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,750$17,750
    Chris MurphyDCT$250$144,096
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$100,007
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$68,782
    Rand PaulRKY$470,758$0
    Rob PortmanROH$136,446$27,100
    Mark L. PryorDAR$0$48,500
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$17,700
    Harry ReidDNV$7,100$154,339
    Jim RischRID$50,602$1,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$91,967$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$6,400
    Marco RubioRFL$1,079,229$11,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$53,147
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$134,704
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,400$48,450
    Tim ScottRSC$270,262$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$4,200$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$219,063
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$50$2,400
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$33,225
    Jon TesterDMT$250$271,135
    John ThuneRSD$217,753$11,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,505,001$31,550
    Mark UdallDCO$0$609,537
    Tom UdallDNM$2,000$170,894
    David VitterRLA$152,726$31,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$47,788
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,300$180,328
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$92,083
    Roger F. WickerRMS$7,250$3,500
    Ron WydenDOR$0$12,250

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,036,539
    Fiscal & tax policy$48,650

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$5,262,910
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