H.R. 10 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 10 PDF XML

    H. Rept. 112-278 Part 2 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Rules (as filed)

    H. Rept. 112-278 Part 1 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information


REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-4 on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

Adopted by record vote of 235-180, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 236-184, on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.  

MANAGERS: Nugent/Slaughter

1. Structured rule. 

2.Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Rules now printed in the bill, as modified by the amendment in part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted.  Provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as original text for the purpose of further amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Provides that during any recess or adjournment of not more than three days, if in the opinion of the Speaker the public interest so warrants, then the Speaker or his designee, after consultation with the Minority Leader, may reconvene the House at a time other than that previously appointed, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, and notify Members accordingly.

10. Provides that clause 3 of rule XXIX shall apply to the availability requirements for a conference report and the accompanying joint statement under clause 8(a)(1) of rule XXII.


Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould exempt any rule relating to infant formula.Submitted
2Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould exempt all rules promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security.Made In Order
8Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA), Jackson Lee (TX), Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWould exempt any rule that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation.Made In Order
5Version 1McCarthy, Carolyn (NY)DemocratWould exempt any rule relating to food safety, workplace safety, air quality, consumer product safety, or water quality.Made In Order
3Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanWould reduce the annual effect on the economy of the term “major rule” from $100,000,000 or more to $50,000,000 or more.Made In Order
4Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratWould exempt any rule relating to veterans or veterans affairs.Made In Order
9Version 2Renacci (OH)RepublicanWithdrawn Revised Would exempt any rule that carries only minimal cost yet yield economic benefits in excess of $100,000,000. Would narrow the definition of a “major rule” to a rule that has costs in excess of $100,000,000, instead of an “economic impact.”Withdrawn
6Version 1Ryan, Paul (WI)RepublicanWould amend section 257 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 in order assure that any costs associated with approving or disapproving rules authorized by budget-related legislation are properly accounted for under the Congressional Budget Process.Considered As Adopted
10Version 1Schrader (OR)DemocratLate Would exempt any rule resulting in a net deficit reduction.Submitted
11Version 2Schrader (OR)DemocratRevised Late Would require a cost benefit analysis to be included with reports to Congress and require agencies to submit criteria for cost benefit analyses to Congress within 12 months of enactment.Made In Order
7Version 1Sessions (TX)RepublicanWould require the agency submitting the report on a proposed Federal rule to include an assessment, as part of the cost-benefit analysis submitted to the Comptroller General and each House of Congress, of anticipated jobs gained or lost as a result of implementation, and to specify whether those jobs will come from the public or private sector.Made In Order