Sen. Enzi on Cutting the Red Tape

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Sen. Enzi on Cutting the Red Tape (Photo by Chris Foy)
Sen. Enzi on Cutting the Red Tape (Photo by Chris Foy)

According to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, right now there are thousands of pages of federal regulations. He says many of them are burdensome to America’s job creators, towns, cities and families.

Enzi recently co-sponsored legislation he says will help create a simpler process for Americans and their businesses by cutting some federal regulations.

In a media release, Enzi says the Obama administration has weakened the legislative powers of Congress by moving forward on rules and regulations that go further than they should under the law.

One of the bills he co-sponsored would give representatives who have been put in office by the voting public their due by requiring Congressional input and approval. Enzi says that's how it should be, but it’s not how it is.

The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013, also called the REINS Act, would require Congress to approve each new major rule proposed by the executive branch before it can be implemented and enforced. Once major rules are drafted by that branch, they must be approved by both bodies of Congress and signed by the President.

The bill defines a major rule as any rule that the Office of Management and Budget finds may result in an annual impact of $100 million or more, a major increase in costs for consumers, or significant adverse effects on the U.S. economy.

To read the full text of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013, visit http://www.opencongress.org/bill....

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