In January, Representative Kat Cammack (R-FL) introduced her Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2023 to the 118th Congress. The bill would “prohibit funds from being used to finalize any rule or regulation resulting in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more.” Rep. Cammack’s language was included as an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024.
According to Rep. Cammack’s press release, her amendment would curtail funding at the Department of Energy and related agencies, specifically.
"Under this administration, the regulatory environment has never been worse," said Cammack. "For too long, the ever increasing regulatory costs have harmed consumers and businesses across the country. Since President Biden took office, the regulatory landscape has deteriorated by numerous new rules and regulations that impact all aspects of our economy. These are regulations that have added hundreds of billions of dollars more in regulatory costs that are ultimately passed down to consumers."
The full version of the REINS Act passed in the House of Representatives in June. It was introduced to the upper chamber by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in January. It did not advance in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Moreover, days after Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) was elected 56th Speaker of the House, U.S. Representatives came together in the spirit of bipartisanship to introduce a resolution, known as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day.” The legislators involved in the introduction of the resolution include Representatives Kat Cammack (R-FL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Joe Courtney (D-CT), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).
According to the bill, first responders nationwide account for 4.6 million career and volunteer professionals including fire, police, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and paramedic workers.
Rep. Cammack mentioned that this resolution is personal to her.
"I'm honored to lead this resolution with my colleagues to honor our first responders. As the wife of a firefighter/paramedic and SWAT medic, this resolution is personal for me," said Rep. Kat Cammack. "The men and women of our first responder community across the nation work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. They run toward danger when the rest of us run away from it and we should be tremendously grateful for their service and sacrifices each day. Imagining a world without them isn't possible, and we thank you for all you do and will always stand with you."
The resolution would acknowledge Oct. 28, 2023, as the national celebration of our nation’s heroes.