The Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act of 2023, or REINS Act, was recently reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.). The bill, which would require every new “major rule” proposed by federal agencies to be approved by both the House and U.S. Senate before going into effect, currently has 179 Republican co-sponsors.
“ABC supports the reintroduction of the REINS Act, a commonsense proposal that acknowledges the devastating impact that federal overreach can have on jobs and the economy,” said ABC Vice President of Legislative & Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen, in a statement included in Rep. Cammack’s news release. “The Biden administration has issued numerous rulemakings resulting in overly burdensome and unnecessary regulations that have increased construction costs, which leads to job cuts and project cancellations that harm hardworking Americans. The REINS Act will ensure improved collaboration between Congress and the White House to provide a more effective and thoughtful regulatory process that promotes a healthy, safe and productive construction industry.”