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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

Aug 13, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Aug 8, 2018 Kathy Mason
Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 5, 2018 lorri MacQueen
Aug 3, 2018 Yolanda Harned
Aug 2, 2018 Carmen Blakely
Aug 2, 2018 Renate Letrent
Aug 2, 2018 Cathy King-Chuparkoff
Aug 2, 2018 Margarida Valadao
Aug 2, 2018 Mary Royer
Aug 2, 2018 Penny Fleischman
Aug 2, 2018 Kimberly Steigerwald
Jul 29, 2018 Wendy Green
Jul 29, 2018 Jan Flickinger
Jul 20, 2018 Robert Furem
Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 19, 2018 O C Oliveira
Jul 19, 2018 Laura Scherry
Jul 18, 2018 Cindy Hoffer
Jul 17, 2018 Ianto Anglesey OPPOSE the REINS Act (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2107) -- OPPOSE VERY STRONGLY!
Jul 16, 2018 Judith Lotz
Jul 13, 2018 Kristi Weber
Jul 8, 2018 Victor/Carol Ignaczak
Jun 30, 2018 Ellen Prior
Jun 29, 2018 Holly Nottingham
Jun 29, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 28, 2018 Lauren Moch
Jun 26, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 18, 2018 Cynthia Lantz
Jun 14, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Lisa Osthues
Jun 8, 2018 Ellen McCann
Jun 8, 2018 Laura Valentine
Jun 8, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
May 28, 2018 Leisa Baumann
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

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