This is the first post in a series that will expand our one question survey to races for the US Senate. The results of our presidential survey are available here.
The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act is the most important structural reform legislation to restore accountability to the federal regulatory process.
The bill, passed by the House in the 118th United States Congress with a vote of 221-210, would require any economically significant regulation to be approved by the House and Senate and signed by the president, or subject to a veto-override, before it could take effect. In other words, we would follow the lawmaking process defined by the Constitution for the country’s most important economic policies.
We wanted to know where the 2024 Ohio candidates for US Senate line up, so we asked all of the campaigns this simple survey question: “If elected, would you vote for the REINS Act?”
We have received the following responses, which are presented in alphabetical order. We will update this page if we receive additional responses.
Senator Sherrod Brown has not yet responded to our survey.
Matt Dolan has committed to vote for the REINS Act. Per our official survey question, he sent us this statement:
“The government doesn’t create jobs, but we’ve seen how it can destroy them. I’ve hired employees. I’ve signed both sides of a check. I know what it takes to fight recessions, high taxes and onerous government regulations. In the State Legislature, I’ve led the way in expanding workplace freedoms, cutting taxes and getting government out of the way of Ohio’s leading job creators. I will do the same in the U.S. Senate by supporting common sense legislation like the REINS Act to protect and strengthen Ohio workers, families and businesses.”
Frank LaRose has committed to vote for the REINS Act. Per our official survey question, he sent us this statement:
“My simple answer is: HELL YES! I have been preaching the gospel of this bill for over a decade and I’m passionate about cutting regulations. I plan to introduce this bill in the Senate as my first piece of legislation and work aggressively to get it done.”
Bernie Moreno has committed to vote for the REINS Act. Per our official survey question, he sent us this statement:
“I will be an enthusiastic advocate for the REINS Act in the U.S. Senate. Not only is it essential that we get the government off of the backs of taxpayers, but Congress must regain control and dismantle much of the regulatory bureaucracy that has taken over Washington. The REINS Act will be an important first step in that mission.”