BigNews.Biz - Jan 10,2017 - Scalise Statement on REINS Act
WASHINGTON, DC—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.
“This week, the new Congress got sworn in. It’s an exciting time for our country, and we’ve already hit the ground running, going to work for the American people. One of the things we passed this week was the REINS Act. This is a bill that stops unelected bureaucrats in Washington from coming up with radical regulations that kill jobs in America. We’ve seen Barack Obama, over the last eight years, abusing his executive powers to go and write regulations that have destroyed jobs and sent them overseas. The REINS Act finally restores the checks and balances, and brings accountability to Washington.”
Scalise is a strong conservative leader who upholds the Constitution, advocating for the principles of fiscal discipline, lower taxes, an all-of-the-above national energy strategy, a robust national defense, and conservative values. Through his previous experiences as House Deputy Whip and RSC Chairman, Scalise developed a proven formula to pass effective legislation that unites his colleagues.
As Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a caucus of more than 170 conservative members in the House, he coalesced members around a unified vision. During his time as chairman, Scalise championed a free-market, patient-centered Obamacare alternative that gained the support of 130 House members. He also introduced legislation that promotes job creation and economic growth, established an RSC national defense working group, released a conservative budget that would balance in four years, and crafted bills that protect constitutionally-guaranteed rights, like freedom of speech, from unelected Washington bureaucrats.