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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


May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 17, 2018 Terri Robb
May 16, 2018 Richard Han
May 14, 2018 Karen Phillips
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 7, 2018 Angelina Manuel save our people.
May 3, 2018 Linda Millemaci
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
Apr 29, 2018 Birgit Ditto
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 14, 2018 Candi Gaona
Apr 14, 2018 Camelia Mitu
Apr 10, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Apr 10, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 7, 2018 Ertie Evangelista
Apr 5, 2018 Kristi Martin
Apr 5, 2018 DEBBIE CONRAD
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Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Lane Page
Apr 5, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 2, 2018 Martha Vest
Mar 29, 2018 Lorna Davies
Mar 28, 2018 Patricia Chambers
Mar 28, 2018 Shelley Dorgan
Mar 27, 2018 Olga Sebok
Mar 27, 2018 Laura Krause
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 26, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Mar 26, 2018 Nadine Azarian
Mar 26, 2018 Jorge Balseiro
Mar 25, 2018 angus murris
Mar 25, 2018 Chris Sterry
Mar 25, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Mar 25, 2018 Janis Ciofalo
Mar 20, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 19, 2018 Sophie Miranda
Mar 19, 2018 Robert New
Mar 19, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 18, 2018 Jade Kiran We can never have enough of Nature. - Henry David Thoreau
Mar 18, 2018 Yvonne Tota
Mar 13, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 11, 2018 Edeltraut Renk
Mar 3, 2018 DIANE FLETCHER
Mar 1, 2018 Natalie Alexander
Feb 28, 2018 Ann Moore
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Feb 21, 2018 cynthia benkert
Feb 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Way to go for the GOP to actively *ruin* America. Shame on GOP. Shame on them all.

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