Debating Congressional Oversight of the Regulatory Process in the US

3063021398_2f91ba9b21_zThe most recent attempt by Congress to deal with the growth in administrative government is known as the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act” or REINS. Premised on the notion that over time, Congress has excessively delegated its constitutional charge while failing to conduct appropriate oversight and retain accountability for the content of the laws it passes, REINS seeks to restore accountability and transparency by subjecting regulations to a vote of congressional approval before they take effect.

Arguments in favor of and against the REINS Act are reviewed by Alec D. Rogers in an article published by the Federalist Society’s website.

Find the article here

(Fabrizio Di Mascio)

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