Yesterday, the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve an amendment from Bill Huizenga that allows American corporations to cover up their trade with war criminals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The amendment prohibits the funding of implementation of Section
If one of these Democrats is your U.S. Representative, give his office a phone call today to let him know what you think of allowing mining corporations to get away with poisoning the American people – and then sending us the bill.
If it becomes law, the REINS Act will ensure that only rules that are designed to serve powerful corporate interests will be instituted. Safety protections for coal miners, babies, and family neighborhoods will quickly break down if the REINS Act goes into effect.