ASBC Opposes Harmful Regulatory Reform Bill
ASBC sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging a no vote on the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 427), noting the legislation would have the damaging consequence of shifting the burden of proof for environmental, health and safety issues back to taxpayers and away from powerful corporate interests. The REINS Act has been introduced in years past and has not made it to the president’s desk. This year it is expected to pass both houses of Congress but the White House has signaled that it will veto the bill.