Undermining the Executive Branch – NYTimes.com

Undermining the Executive Branch – NYTimes.com.

Editorial

Undermining the Executive Branch

The House will soon consider a bill called the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, Reins for short. […] Reins is a terrible piece of legislation that would undermine a functioning regulatory system that protects people from harm. It would also do a great disservice to Congress itself.

[…] it would upend the traditional relationship between the legislative and executive branches. Under long-standing practice, Congress enacts laws […] and then empowers the executive branch to negotiate with stakeholders and write detailed regulations.

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