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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Marino Continues Fight against Job-Crushing Regulation

January 6, 2017
Press Release
U.S. House passes REINS Act to require congressional approval on major, high-cost regulations

Washington D.C. – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017, which requires an up-or-down vote by Congress before any new regulation with at least a $100 million effect on the economy can be implemented.

Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement:

“President Obama’s runaway regulatory state has stripped the American people of their voice in government by circumventing Congress to implement costly, often unnecessary regulations. The REINS Act is a common sense solution that returns power to the people by ensuring high-cost regulations undergo the meticulous scrutiny they deserve. Any regulation imposing $100 million or more on our economy should, at the very least, obtain the approval of the people’s representatives in Congress. This is yet another step towards rolling back job-crushing regulations that harm hardworking Americans. ”

Earlier this week, Rep. Marino introduced the REVIEW Act which stops “high-impact rules” with annual costs over $1 billion from taking effect until all court challenges to the regulation in question are settled. He also voted in favor of the Midnight Rules Relief Act to stop outgoing presidents from implementing last-minute regulations void of proper oversight.