The REINS Act: Why Congress Should Hold Its Horses

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By David Goldston, Natural Resources Defense Council The House is poised to begin the 115th Congress with the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act – intended as a body blow to the regulatory process.  The bill would require Congressional approval of any rule that would...
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Attacking Science in Week One: How Congress is Trying to Dismantle Public Protections

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By Yogin Kothari, Union of Concerned Scientists You may have heard that Congress is back in session this week. The House of Representatives started off by trying to eviscerate their own independent ethics watchdog behind closed doors on a national holiday. The public noticed, raised hell, and...
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FDA Regs on Livestock Antibiotic Abuse Put Lipstick on a Pig

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By Avinash Kar, Natural Resources Defense Council FDA announced with fanfare today that it has made progress on addressing the misuse of antibiotics by making changes to instructions on labels for medicine used in livestock. Unfortunately, the announcement is a false promise of dawn. FDA...
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