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Sponsored by: Environmental Defense Fund

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.


Petition Signatures

Mar 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2017 Kinga Staniak
Mar 28, 2017 Robert Ortiz
Mar 25, 2017 Aimee Merino As a physician, I am concerned about the impact of environmental issues on human health. Pollution on particular causes cancer and is a threat to everyone.
Mar 25, 2017 Carola Roy
Mar 25, 2017 Jeanne Sheffer
Mar 25, 2017 Kim Wooding Shame on you to put your people in danger . Do not pass these bills...
Mar 25, 2017 linda farrar
Mar 25, 2017 Barbara Ehrlich
Mar 25, 2017 Alice VanKoevering
Mar 25, 2017 Margy Renner
Mar 25, 2017 Georgeanne Matranga
Mar 24, 2017 Sophie Boivin
Mar 23, 2017 steven rule
Mar 22, 2017 Sharon Helin
Mar 22, 2017 Kathleen Serrano
Mar 22, 2017 Noémie Kunkler
Mar 21, 2017 Donna Boykin
Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Teri Fogliatti
Mar 20, 2017 Diana Crall
Mar 20, 2017 Deborah Bortot
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Mar 20, 2017 Miriam Feehily
Mar 19, 2017 natalie hughes
Mar 19, 2017 Jennifer Hart
Mar 19, 2017 Teresa Tarin
Mar 19, 2017 Deborah Hepler
Mar 19, 2017 karen WOLF
Mar 18, 2017 Anna Bergalis Evil at its ugliest. Stop the preparation for a Republican war
Mar 18, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 18, 2017 Judie Tallman
Mar 17, 2017 Donna Runyon
Mar 17, 2017 Phyllis Gifford
Mar 17, 2017 Jana Harker
Mar 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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Mar 17, 2017 pearl wheeler
Mar 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2017 Justine Marcoux
Mar 16, 2017 Carolyn Bridges
Mar 16, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Mar 16, 2017 Lisa Perry
Mar 16, 2017 Marie Boyle
Mar 16, 2017 Elaine Greene
Mar 16, 2017 Natasha Jenkins

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