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Early in January, a bundle of bills quietly passed the House of Representatives. Together, they are radical threats to public health that throw up unprecedented and dangerous roadblocks and delays to sensible safeguards that protect the American people.

They aim to weaken — or outright block — the crucial regulations that keep our air and water clean, and our food and children's toys. One bill even gives Congress the ability to, by taking no action, prevent existing laws from being carried out.

These dangerous bills now move to the Senate. Tell your Senators: Don't let them become law.

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Please reject Senate companion to the REINS Act (S. 21) and the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (S. 34).

Dear [Decision Maker],

I'm writing today in strong opposition to the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS Act) and the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, both recently passed by the House of Representatives.

These are direct and radical threats to public health and the environment with overreaching implications and unintended consequences.

The REINS Act would prevent the federal government from carrying out actions mandated by Congress, including laws with strong bipartisan support, resulting in the failure to implement critical public health and safety protections. By requiring Congress to approve all major rules, it would effectively give one chamber of Congress veto power over any new significant public health and safety protection, no matter how non-controversial or sensible it may be.

The Midnight Rules Relief Act, which would allow disapproval of multiple rules finalized near the end of a presidential term, is based on the flawed premise that regulations finalized during the last months of an administration are rushed an inadequately vetted. But rules announced during the transition period have actually taken longer to complete (an average of 3.6 years compared to the 2.8 years for all other rules).

These bills throw up unprecedented and dangerous roadblocks and delays to sensible safeguards that protect the American people. When any companion bills come to the Senate floor for a vote, please strongly oppose them.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jan 20, 2018 Helen Haggins
Jan 20, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 18, 2018 Jennifer McDaniel
Jan 17, 2018 Carrie Carlson
Jan 16, 2018 Denise Griffin
Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jan 16, 2018 Lily Kazantzi
Jan 16, 2018 Zoe Spiropoulou
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Jan 15, 2018 Joe Torres
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Jan 15, 2018 James Sorrells
Jan 15, 2018 Julie Berberi
Jan 15, 2018 Ronald Rutzky
Jan 14, 2018 Lynn McCurry
Jan 14, 2018 Carmen Rodriguez
Jan 14, 2018 Gregory Brooks
Jan 14, 2018 Jean Francois Molinari
Jan 14, 2018 Lindsey Dakin
Jan 14, 2018 Haley Svec
Jan 13, 2018 Vince Mendieta
Jan 13, 2018 William Cope
Jan 13, 2018 Kara Gallant
Jan 13, 2018 Marsha Smith
Jan 13, 2018 Christine CEARD
Jan 13, 2018 Viv K If we don’t protect our children and grandchildren, who will?
Jan 13, 2018 freddie williams
Jan 13, 2018 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
Jan 13, 2018 Evgenia Vyatchanin
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Jan 13, 2018 Lucie Laberge
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Jan 13, 2018 Neeta Chakrabartty
Jan 13, 2018 Cindy Shoaf
Jan 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) Help protect our enviornment and the families who live on this planet, no more chemicals or pollutants in our air
Jan 13, 2018 Allison Lansberry
Jan 12, 2018 Carol Montague
Jan 12, 2018 Wanda Huelsman
Jan 12, 2018 Dawn Longo
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Jan 12, 2018 Suzanne Michael
Jan 12, 2018 Lori Nightingale
Jan 12, 2018 Nicola Dandelion
Jan 12, 2018 Deborah Finkelstein
Jan 12, 2018 Kirsty Grabham
Jan 12, 2018 Stacey Daniels-Dattilo
Jan 12, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Jan 12, 2018 Austin McCabe
Jan 12, 2018 June Meek

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