Reining in the President—Rep. Cole says it’s a reminder where legislative authority lies

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Reining in the Biden administration—it is the intent of an act passed by the U.S. House where Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole said the President has forgotten where legislative authority lies as directed by the Constitution.

He voted for H.R. 277, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2023. This legislation would require congressional approval of any major rule or regulation that has an economic impact of $100 million or more annually.

“While forcing their progressive vision onto the nation, executive departments and agencies have largely seized the role of legislating,” said the veteran congressman from Moore.

“In fact, the Biden Administration’s record pace of new rules and regulations has imposed $1 trillion in new incurring costs, which has been burdensome on American families and small businesses and delayed our economy from fully recovering.”

Cole said the American people who foot the bill while complying with the excessive regulatory burdens deserve congressional debate and consideration—“not an unnamed bureaucrat in an agency office unilaterally passing on unfunded mandates.”

Last week, Cole made extensive remarks on the legislation in a Rules Committee meeting. Video here and transcript here.