House Passes Koch Brothers-Backed Legislation/ Weakens Gov't Regulatory Agencies
January 9, 2017
Donald Trump criticized Republican candidates for being the “puppets” of the Koch Brothers, but now he’s set to do their bidding if the Senate passes the REIN Act, says DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn
Steve Horn is a journalist based in Madison, Wisconsin. His work has been featured in The Guardian, The Nation, and Truthout. He is also a Research Fellow at DeSmogBlog.
KIM BROWN: So, Steve, help us unpack this if you could. So, what exactly is the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or the REINS Act?
STEVE HORN: There are two answers to that question. The first one is: what’s in the bill? Basically what the bill says and does, is it gives Congress 70 days to review any regulation put forward by a federal agency. If they do not move on that within 70 days, say, they just purposely stall, that regulation goes by the wayside. Then there’s, they can’t just do it vaguely, there has to be some sort of measurement.Doremus Jessup, PADemD, Koko like this
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