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Require Smarter Regulation

When Rep. Young toured Big Woods Brewing in Nashville, he learned about the regulatory and red tape hurdles the new company had to clear before they could open.

Federal regulation has gotten out of control, and we should strike a responsible balance between important priorities like environmental protection and workplace safety on the one hand, and economic growth on the other.

Too often, Congress chooses to punt on tough issues by passing vague legislation that allows government agencies to set the rules.  Those government agencies aren't directly accountable to Americans when they overreach.  That's why one of the most important bills I'm pushing for is the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.  That would require any draft regulation from a federal agency to come before Congress for an up-or-down vote if it has an economic impact of over $100 million.  Regulations that impact the economy by that much definitely impact the private sector's ability to create jobs, which is why this legislation is a priority for me.

Here are some bills I support or have voted for that work to roll back over-regulation from Washington:

Bill # Title How I Supported Status
H.Res. 72 Review of Federal Regulations Voted for in House Passed House; Senate has not considered similar resolution
H.R. 872 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act Voted for in the House Passed House; stuck in the Senate
H.R. 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act Co-sponsored; voted for in the House Passed House; stuck in the Senate
H.J.Res. 37 Disapproval of FCC's Net Neutrality Regulations Voted for in the House Passed House; stuck in the Senate
H.R. 2018 Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act Voted for in the House Passed House; stuck in the Senate
H.R. 1315 Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act Voted for in the House Passed House; stuck in the Senate
H.R. 10 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act Co-sponsored In House committee
H.R. 97 Free Industry Act Co-sponsored In House committee