You would think Democrats would jump at the opportunity to curb President Trump’s powers. Yet, they have made it clear that they would filibuster a bill to do that.
Their hostility is directed at the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny, or REINS, Act, which gives lawmakers on Capitol Hill power to review executive actions. And given their determination and ability to filibuster they can stop it in its tracks.
But Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is proposing an innovative way to check the progress of the runaway regulatory state by making it part of a renegotiated NAFTA deal.