I’m glad I can share this moment from the House Democratic whip’s weekly briefing with reporters. He rolled his eyes (figuratively speaking) at the fact that Republicans had scheduled a vote on the REINS Act, which would subject any regulation impacting more than $100m to congressional approval.
HOYER: Now, if you have been paying very close attention, the REINS Act has been on the calendar for scheduling for at least 3 weeks. And I want to test all of you to see if you know what “REINS” stands for.
Q: Reigning in –
Q: It’s Reigning in something, something, something.
HOYER: See, that’s why we politicians hate on television, do you know what so-and-so means? “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny.” Isn’t that a wonderful bill?
I was among those stumped.