House Approves REINS Act

Before adjourning for the August recess - the U.S. House approved the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny - or REINS - Act of 2013. The legislation - which passed on a 232 to 183 vote - requires congressional approval of regulations that cost more than 100-million dollars. House Ag Committee Chair Frank Lucas says the American private sector is struggling due to unnecessary regulatory initiatives put in place by federal agencies. He says this legislation prevents agencies from implementing major regulations without congressional approval. Lucas says it's important to give businesses the opportunities they need to thrive and be successful and this legislation helps accomplish that by creating oversight and transparency so Congress can help keep unnecessary regulations from being implemented. In turn - he says this will protect U.S. jobs and boost the economy. The National Pork Producers Council supported this legislation.

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