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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, 2017 DOLORES MORENO
May 22, 2017 Linda Marie Liberti
May 22, 2017 Nena Sinclair
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2017 Brandon Juhl
May 21, 2017 Kristy Kelley
May 20, 2017 Paula Lewis
May 20, 2017 Jim Spooner
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 20, 2017 Jade Scileppi “Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.” ― Anaïs Nin
May 19, 2017 Sarah Makins
May 19, 2017 Meg Blanchard
May 19, 2017 Pat Lawson
May 19, 2017 gary joseph
May 19, 2017 Carol Borowski
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 Andre Walter
May 18, 2017 Kimberly Wick
May 18, 2017 Kim Wick
May 18, 2017 Ann Shanklin
May 18, 2017 Helen Butler
May 18, 2017 Leigh Yarworth
May 18, 2017 Connie Johnson Water and food are the most important first steps in Healthy children. Please consider the options as you are voting.
May 18, 2017 Jenny Fairfoul
May 18, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 18, 2017 Anne Dubrow
May 18, 2017 Terrie Williams
May 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 kay jay
May 18, 2017 Emma Spurgin Hussey
May 18, 2017 Karen Themelis
May 18, 2017 steve lyons
May 18, 2017 Casey Jo Remy
May 18, 2017 shelby dickerson
May 18, 2017 Saliha BELKHIR
May 18, 2017 Heidi Parvela
May 18, 2017 Meredith Lowry
May 18, 2017 William Barratt
May 18, 2017 jon humphrey
May 18, 2017 THEODORA BOURA
May 18, 2017 Stephanie Beam
May 18, 2017 Sarah Robinson
May 18, 2017 Amber Shiverdecker
May 18, 2017 Rosemary Schoppr
May 18, 2017 GYPSY ADAMS
May 18, 2017 agnese laneve
May 17, 2017 Darren Frale
May 17, 2017 Ananthanarayan Ramakrishnan
May 17, 2017 G. G. Johnson

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