S.15: REINS Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 29 (1 Democrat, 28 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 26, 2013
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Bill Summary

Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 or the REINS Act - States that the purpose of this Act is to increase accountability for and transparency in the federal regulatory process.

Revises provisions relating to congressional review of agency rulemaking to require a federal agency promulgating a rule to include in its report to Congress and to the Comptroller General (GAO) a classification of the rule as a major or nonmajor rule.

Requires a joint resolution of approval of major rules to be enacted before such rules may take effect. Provides that if a joint resolution of approval is not enacted by the end of 70 session days or legislative days, as applicable, after the agency proposing the rule submits its report on such rule to Congress, the major rule shall be deemed not to be approved and shall not take effect. Permits a major rule to take effect for one 90-calendar day period without such approval if the President determines it is necessar...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 26, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.