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Early in January, a bundle of bills quietly passed the House of Representatives. Together, they are radical threats to public health that throw up unprecedented and dangerous roadblocks and delays to sensible safeguards that protect the American people.

They aim to weaken — or outright block — the crucial regulations that keep our air and water clean, and our food and children's toys. One bill even gives Congress the ability to, by taking no action, prevent existing laws from being carried out.

These dangerous bills now move to the Senate. Tell your Senators: Don't let them become law.

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Please reject Senate companion to the REINS Act (S. 21) and the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (S. 34).

Dear [Decision Maker],

I'm writing today in strong opposition to the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS Act) and the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, both recently passed by the House of Representatives.

These are direct and radical threats to public health and the environment with overreaching implications and unintended consequences.

The REINS Act would prevent the federal government from carrying out actions mandated by Congress, including laws with strong bipartisan support, resulting in the failure to implement critical public health and safety protections. By requiring Congress to approve all major rules, it would effectively give one chamber of Congress veto power over any new significant public health and safety protection, no matter how non-controversial or sensible it may be.

The Midnight Rules Relief Act, which would allow disapproval of multiple rules finalized near the end of a presidential term, is based on the flawed premise that regulations finalized during the last months of an administration are rushed an inadequately vetted. But rules announced during the transition period have actually taken longer to complete (an average of 3.6 years compared to the 2.8 years for all other rules).

These bills throw up unprecedented and dangerous roadblocks and delays to sensible safeguards that protect the American people. When any companion bills come to the Senate floor for a vote, please strongly oppose them.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 6, 2017 Kara Pomeroy
Sep 5, 2017 Inês Correia
Sep 4, 2017 Arlene Patoray Clean air and water are more important than corporate profits!
Sep 3, 2017 Martin Henz
Aug 31, 2017 Gillian Shults
Aug 31, 2017 Wanda Majeski
Aug 23, 2017 Ash Decker
Aug 23, 2017 Ann Achuff
Aug 22, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Aug 21, 2017 Kay Roberts
Aug 20, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 15, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 13, 2017 G. Tompkins
Aug 12, 2017 Jieun Bak
Aug 12, 2017 Wendy Kasprzyk
Aug 11, 2017 Melissa Miller
Aug 11, 2017 Robert Thomson
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 5, 2017 sandra baptistela
Aug 3, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Aug 2, 2017 Ornella Micone
Jul 27, 2017 Maryann LaNew
Jul 25, 2017 cathy conner
Jul 24, 2017 Kerry Gunby
Jul 24, 2017 Laurine League
Jul 22, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jul 22, 2017 Leigha Henson
Jul 22, 2017 Jodi Carlin
Jul 20, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 20, 2017 Catheryn Sproull
Jul 19, 2017 Aurelia Gergely
Jul 19, 2017 Lee Barrilleaux
Jul 17, 2017 Gen Agustsson
Jul 17, 2017 Linda Cypert
Jul 12, 2017 Arrie Hammel I've had asthma since I was two years old. It has nearly killed me many times. Please do not cripple clean air and water laws.
Jul 12, 2017 Suzette Henderson
Jul 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2017 Linda Messer
Jul 9, 2017 Hollie Malamud Keep our air and water clean!
Jul 8, 2017 chiara fumi
Jul 7, 2017 Jeanette Kelly
Jul 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2017 ki paul
Jul 4, 2017 Sofia Jensen
Jul 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Jun 26, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jun 25, 2017 Tony Lilich

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