A bill that would give the controlling party of either chamber of Congress veto power over any major new regulation passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. The measure, dubbed the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny -- or REINS -- Act, would require Congress to sign off on any new rule estimated to cost more than $100 million. It passed 241 to 184, with a handful of Democrats crossing the aisle.Other than possibly being unconstitutional, one does wonder where Congress would get the time to consider such regulations between fund-raisers and, well, fund-raisers.
Unless, of course, they were determined to make sure there are no regulations ever, creating a government that cannot possibly ever function.
...Oh, right. (pic via mikenitro94 at flickr.com) [cross-posted at Firedoglake]