November 17, 2016

House Conservatives: It’s Time For Congress To Get Tough On Oversight

Conservatives in Congress say it’s time to restore the legislative branch’s oversight authority by protesting far-reaching executive orders and not abdicating lawmaking to the executive branch, no matter who is in the White House.

“If you truly want to make America great again, you want a strong legislative branch,” Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador told reporters Wednesday in a news conference with a handful of House Freedom Caucus members.

Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon said approving the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which requires any new regulations agencies create to return to Congress for an up-or-down vote, is a great first step towards curbing executive overreach.

President Barack Obama’s administration created more than 20,600 new regulations over the last eight years, according to a Heritage Foundation study earlier this year.

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