2015 Scorecard Vote
Representative Todd Young (R-IN) sponsored H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2015, which would delay or shut down the implementation of vital public health and environmental safeguards against polluters dumping toxins into our air and water. H.R. 427—which requires both houses of Congress to approve all significant new public protections before they take effect—is redundant and unnecessary, since federal agencies by in large exercise authority that Congress has delegated in authorizing legislation. H.R. 427 is a tool for polluters to scuttle new health and environmental safeguards, which would lead to more premature deaths, illnesses, and other serious health impacts. On July 28, the House approved H.R. 427 by a vote of 243-165 (House roll call vote 482). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.