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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

Apr 26, 2017 Chris Duran
Apr 26, 2017 Sherri Hickman
Apr 25, 2017 Terri Gits
Apr 24, 2017 Ron Barnett
Apr 21, 2017 Corrina Parker
Apr 21, 2017 Mary Curro
Apr 17, 2017 Sherryll Shaddock
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
Apr 16, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Apr 14, 2017 Victoria Joslin
Apr 14, 2017 Phyl Morello
Apr 14, 2017 Axa Tolonen
Apr 14, 2017 Joan Yanicke
Apr 13, 2017 Martha Eberle
Apr 12, 2017 Harolyn Giordano
Apr 12, 2017 Erin Kennedy
Apr 11, 2017 Laura Vanesa García
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Apr 11, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Apr 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Apr 9, 2017 joss gallagher
Apr 8, 2017 Aurora Barabancea
Apr 8, 2017 Anne-Marie Battaglia
Apr 6, 2017 Sergio Padilla
Apr 6, 2017 MARY EMERICH
Apr 6, 2017 Lens Lucas
Apr 5, 2017 Suzi Hokanson
Apr 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2017 Emily Ettinger
Apr 4, 2017 Cristina Alexandre
Apr 3, 2017 Stéphanie Le Goff
Apr 2, 2017 DIANE POOLE
Apr 1, 2017 Elaine Becker
Apr 1, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 1, 2017 Georgia Shankel
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
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Mar 30, 2017 Jessica Andrews
Mar 30, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 30, 2017 John Baughman
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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

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