REINS Act http://wfpl.org en Davis Passes REINS Act to Young http://wfpl.org/post/davis-passes-reins-act-young <p>Retiring Congressman Geoff Davis, R-Ky. announced Wednesday that fellow GOP Congressman Todd Young, R-In., will take over lead sponsorship of the <a href="http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=220700">Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act</a>.</p><p>For three years Davis has championed the legislation as a way to spur economic growth and tackle burdensome regulation. The REINS Act would require that Congress take an up-or-down vote on any major rules that would have more than $100 million annual economic impact.</p><p>The bill passed the GOP-controlled House last winter, but it went nowhere in the Democratic Senate. Davis announced last December he was not seeking re-election but that Young will take the lead on the REINS Act in the future.</p><p>&quot;Todd Young is one of the hardest-working and most diligent new members of Congress. He has enthusiastically championed the REINS Act at home and in Washington,&quot; Davis said in a news release. &quot;Congress has excessively delegated its constitutional responsibility for making the law of the land to unelected bureaucrats for too long.&nbsp; The REINS Act is one of the most important structural reforms to restore this accountability.&nbsp; I am confident that Congressman Young will be a tireless champion for the REINS Act going forward.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:28:03 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1127 at http://wfpl.org