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S. 92: Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2019

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About the bill

This could allow a House or Senate to overturn rules supported by a president of the opposite party.


During President Obama’s eight years in office, his administration issued 496 rules or regulations which cost $100 million or more, for an average of 62 per year.

While that’s decreasing significantly under President Trump, his administration issued 22 and 37 such regulations in his first two years, respectively.

What the legislation does

The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act would require any federal agency’s proposed rule or regulation be approved by both chambers of Congress within 70 legislative days.

In practice, this could allow even a single branch which lost the popular vote to block any $100M+ regulation it dislikes. For example, in 2013 ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Length: 22 pages
Jan 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Jul 22, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 22, 2020.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 10, 2019

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Jul 22, 2020
Ordered Reported

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S. 92 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 92. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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