Buck votes to reestablish authority of the legislative branch
Rep. Ken Buck voted to pass the REINS Act (Regulations from Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act). The legislation will return oversight and governance to Congress regarding major regulations that have an economic impact of $100 million or more. In the past eight years, the executive branch has encroached on the authority of Congress by establishing new rules and regulations through administrative agencies or executive order. Our nation's founders deliberately provided more power to the legislative branch believing that this branch was closest to the people.
Buck stated, “No major rule should become law until the people’s representatives in the legislative branch have had a say, and that’s what the REINS Act does.”