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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

Jun 25, 2017 Tony Lilich
Jun 23, 2017 DONNA WARNER
Jun 22, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Jun 21, 2017 Colette Winslow
Jun 21, 2017 Kathy & Judy Sutter why is all this going on in secret?
Jun 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 14, 2017 Jessica Porter
Jun 13, 2017 Sheryl post
Jun 13, 2017 Karen McHugh
Jun 13, 2017 Christine Saranchuk
Jun 13, 2017 Sindy Motuzick
Jun 10, 2017 Tina Flagg
Jun 10, 2017 Leslie Shellberg
Jun 10, 2017 Toby Cardoso
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 Jessica Skistad
Jun 5, 2017 Paulette MacMillan
Jun 5, 2017 Samantha Manso
Jun 4, 2017 Maggie Alk
Jun 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 2, 2017 DD REDMAN
Jun 2, 2017 Nicole Loh
Jun 2, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Jun 2, 2017 Millie Mondragon
Jun 1, 2017 Helga Blackthorne
May 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2017 Sherry Spurling
May 29, 2017 Janet Pickard
May 29, 2017 John Chambers
May 28, 2017 sara Elkins
May 28, 2017 Claire Loridan
May 28, 2017 Beth Jones ReTHUGlicans are a threat to our democracy and entire nation. Vote them ALL out ASAP until and unless they quit coddling billionaires and help their constituents -- ALL of them, not just the rich, white, Republican voters!! Despicable.
May 28, 2017 Tammy King
May 27, 2017 Sharon Austria
May 26, 2017 Marolyne Williams Please protect our health!!!!
May 25, 2017 Joyce Barringer
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

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