This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HR 10 - REINS ACT

Congress will begin debate today on HR-10. This bill, if enacted, would limit the out of control regulatory agencies (Such as NLRB, Dept of Energy, EPA, etc) and let major federal controls be returned to the legislative branch!


Let your congressperson know that you support this legislation! \
The REINS Act helps restore the proper balance of power in the legislative process: Congress should make the laws in this country, not unelected and unaccountable agency bureaucrats.

See summary of legislation......



Official Summary

s1/20/2011--Introduced.Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 - Rewrites provisions regarding congressional review of agency rulemaking to require congressional approval of major rules of the executive branch before they may take effect (currently, major rules take effect unless Congress passes and the President signs a joint resolution disapproving them). Defines "major rule" as any rule, including an interim final rule, that has resulted in or is likely to result in:
(1) an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more;
(2) a major increase in costs or prices; or
(3) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or U.S. competitiveness. Provides that if a joint resolution of approval of a major rule is not enacted by the end of 70 session days or legislative days after the agency proposing the rule submits its report on such rule to Congress, the rule shall be deemed not to be approved and shall not take effect. Permits a major rule to take effect for 90 calendar days without such approval if the President determines such rule is necessary because of an imminent threat to health or safety or other emergency, for the enforcement of criminal laws, for national security, or to implement an international trade agreement. Sets forth House and Senate procedures for joint resolutions approving major rules and disapproving non-major rules.


Read more: http://www.americansforprosperity.org/120511-house-key-vote-support-reins-act-hr-10#ixzz1fll3KjeO

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