REINing in the Federal Government

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

That quote from the Declaration of Independence could be uttered by any American who has had an encounter with federal regulators. From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Department of Education to the Department of Labor to many other federal agencies, departments, and bureaus, swarms of federal officers harass our people and eat out their substance.

In fact, today Americans cannot get a job, open a bank account, or transfer money between a savings and checking account, educate our children, or even take a shower without having to comply with some federal regulation.

This is why Campaign for Liberty is working to pass the REINS (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny) Act in Congress. REINS already passed the House and is pending before the Senate. If you attend an event with your senator during the Independence Day festivities, make sure you ask them to support REINS -- and make sure you tell them to oppose any efforts to water down the bill.

And if your representative voted for REINS, then make sure to thank him or her, and if your Representative opposed REINS make sure you let them -- and other pro-liberty friends and neighbors -- know how disappointed you are in them.

A special thank you to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Georgia Representative Doug Collins -- who is the sixth ranking member of the GOP House leadership -- for taking the lead as main sponsors of REINS legislation in the Senate and House respectively.

Representative Collins was joined by all of his fellow Georgia Republicans -- including Representative Tom Graves who Chairs the Financial Services Appropriation Subcommittee -- in supporting REINS.

Campaign for Liberty members deserve credit for taking REINS from a fringe issue to one embraced by the GOP leadership. Now we need to ramp up our efforts and get REINS passed by the Senate and sent to the president where he can sign it into law!

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