2011 Scorecard Vote
Representative Geoff Davis (R-KY) introduced H.R. 10, the misnamed Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 (REINS Act), to require that all major rules receive a joint resolution of approval by Congress, without change, within 70 legislative days. This unnecessary and radical legislation would effectively allow just one chamber of Congress to block enforcement of existing statutory protections ranging from clean air to worker safety. That is a recipe for preventing any new safeguards from being implemented, no matter how necessary they are to protect Americans from emerging threats to their health and safety. On December 7, the House passed H.R. 10 by a vote of 241-184 (House roll call vote 901). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. While the Senate has taken no formal action on H.R. 10, the upper chamber twice rejected this proposal when it was included in larger bills (Senate roll call votes 196 and 202).