GOP Will Pass Bill Next Week Reining In Rogue Federal Agencies

Costing the American people hundreds of billions of dollars over the years by their massive regulations and rule-making, the federal agencies and their bureaucrats will finally be reined in after Congress passes the law  --  up for a vote next week in the United States House of Representatives  --   called the "Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011", H.R. 10.  The bill number shows you how important the House Republican leadership believe this bill truly is.
Unfortunately, the most socialist president in American history will undoubtedly veto this commonsense legislation, if somehow the Democrats in the Senate force their leadership to allow a vote on H.R.10.  However, the president replacing him on January 20, 2013 will sign this bill  --  forcing the countless number of rogue agencies to be more responsible  --  as one of his/her first acts as president.
The following from the House of Representatives Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, R-VA, is the floor schedule for the House of Representatives next week.  The first item below is a description of one of the most important bills the House will be voting on during this first session of the 112th Congress.


Latest Title: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 
SponsorRep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] (introduced 1/20/2011)      Cosponsors (204) 
Related BillsH.RES.479S.299S.1786 
Latest Major Action: 12/1/2011 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 479 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 10 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. 
House Reports112-278 Part 1, 112-278 Part 2

Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 - Rewrites provisions regarding congressional review of agency rulemaking to require congressional approval of major rules of the executive branch before they may take effect (currently, major rules take effect unless Congress passes and the President signs a joint resolution disapproving them). Defines "major rule" as any rule, including an interim final rule, that has resulted in or is likely to result in: (1) an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; (2) a major increase in costs or prices; or (3) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or U.S. competitiveness.

Provides that if a joint resolution of approval of a major rule is not enacted by the end of 70 session days or legislative days after the agency proposing the rule submits its report on such rule to Congress, the rule shall be deemed not to be approved and shall not take effect. Permits a major rule to take effect for 90 calendar days without such approval if the President determines such rule is necessary because of an imminent threat to health or safety or other emergency, for the enforcement of criminal laws, for national security, or to implement an international trade agreement.

Sets forth House and Senate procedures for joint resolutions approving major rules and disapproving non-major rules.


On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House. Any requested recorded votes will be postponed until Tuesday.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 2351 - North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act (Sponsored by Rep. Doc Hastings / Natural Resources Committee)

2) H.R. 944
- To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands, and for other purpose (Sponsored by Rep. John Campbell / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 2360
- POWER Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jeffrey Landry / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.R. 643
- Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis / Natural Resources Committee)

5) H.R. 1560
- To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe (Sponsored by Rep. Silvestre Reyes / Natural Resources Committee)

6) S.683 - Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee / Natural Resources Committee)

7) S. 535
- Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act (Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Isakson / Natural Resources Committee)

8) S.Con.Res. 32
- A concurrent resolution to authorize the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make technical corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 470, an Act to further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam, and for other purpose (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Bingaman / Natural Resources Committee)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. Members are advised that first votes on Tuesday are possible as early as 1:00 p.m. as per any usual second day in session.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. At this time, last votes for the week are expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, the House is not in session (at this time).

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 1254 - Synthetic Drug Control Act(Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Dent / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R. 2405
- Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (MI) / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 3237
- SOAR Technical Corrections Act (Sponsored by Rep. Trey Gowdy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

4) H.R. 2297
- To promote the development of the Southwest waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

5) H.R. 313
- Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

6) H.R. 2471
- To amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer's informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)

7) H.R. 1021
- Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

8) S.J.Res. 22
- A joint resolution to grant the consent of Congress to an amendment to the compact between the States of Missouri and Illinois providing that bonds issued by the Bi-State Development Agency may mature in not to exceed 40 years, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill / Judiciary Committee)

9) S. 1639
- A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize the American Legion under its Federal charter to provide guidance and leadership to the individual departments and posts of the American Legion, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester / Judiciary Committee)

10) S. 1541 - A bill to revise the Federal charter for the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to reflect a change in eligibility requirements for membership (Sponsored by Sen. Michael Bennet / Judiciary Committee)

H.R. 10 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Geoff Davis / House Administration Committee / Rules Committee)

The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Rep. Pete Sessions Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Hank Johnson / Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Kurt Schrader Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. David McKinley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Carolyn Maloney Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Gwen Moore Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

H.R. 1633 - Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Possible Motions to go to Conference and Motions to Instruct Conferees

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to Expiring Provisions of Current Law

Financial Services Committee Field Hearing on “Regulatory Reform: Examining How New Regulations are Impacting Financial Institutions, Small Businesses and Consumers in Illinois
(Monday, December 5th, 9:00 a.m.)

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