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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.


Petition Signatures

Oct 17, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 16, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 16, 2017 Fredrik Pettersson
Oct 14, 2017 Edward FLOUNOY
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Michelle Sarnoski
Oct 13, 2017 Cassie Alford
Oct 11, 2017 Holly Martinell
Oct 9, 2017 Susan Fisher
Oct 8, 2017 Ivy Slater
Oct 8, 2017 Angela Berard
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Oct 5, 2017 Hanni Gennat
Oct 4, 2017 Rachel Howe
Oct 4, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
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Oct 3, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal
Oct 3, 2017 Emma Lorenzo
Oct 3, 2017 Linda Jackson
Oct 2, 2017 Rose Saunders
Oct 2, 2017 Jillana Laufer
Oct 2, 2017 Ana Mendes
Oct 1, 2017 Deni Gereighty Commonsense public health measures help us to be healthier and leave a healthy planet for our childrenQ
Oct 1, 2017 Kaori Aoki
Oct 1, 2017 Tatiana Hatzimarkos
Oct 1, 2017 Julie Craig
Oct 1, 2017 shelia jons
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Sep 30, 2017 Jeriene Walberg
Sep 30, 2017 Lynne Cruz
Sep 30, 2017 Carla Rodrigues
Sep 30, 2017 Loi Guthrie
Sep 30, 2017 Sara Valade
Sep 30, 2017 Chloé Espinasse
Sep 30, 2017 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
Sep 30, 2017 Bogdan Antoane
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Sep 29, 2017 Linda Kehew
Sep 29, 2017 Jackie Kovacs
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Sep 29, 2017 Jodi Ford
Sep 29, 2017 Carol DeCrescentis
Sep 29, 2017 Mary Bissell
Sep 29, 2017 Lynda Mandarino
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Sep 29, 2017 Tracy Simpson
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Sep 29, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Sep 29, 2017 Susan Kilgore
Sep 29, 2017 Thomas Windberg

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