Republicans newly flush with power are salivating at the prospect of finally passing the REINS Act, which would require Congress to approve all new rules the Executive branch issues within 70 days of those rules' finalization -- and if Congress simply doesn't act, which you know from long experience is something they're very good at, that kills the regulation. Clean air and clean water rules, net neutrality regulations, protections from financial predators -- all these would die if the REINS Act were to pass, which would leave we-the-people with polluted air and water, a corporate-controlled and hyper-sensationalized internet, and poverty at the hands of banksters and scam artists. I'll take no guff about TEH PRESIDENTZ IZ TEH OUT OF TEH CONTROLZ WITHZ TEH REGULASHUNZ!!!! After all, Congress has already empowered the Executive branch to issue regulations that would (at least nominally!) achieve legislative ends, so they've had their say. When do we get our say? Right now, as Americans for Financial Reform helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject the REINS Act.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell your Senators to block corporatists and banksters from serving in Donald Trump's Objectively Pro-Pollution cabinet, Food and Water Watch still helps you do that. Specifically, Food and Water Watch lists the following cabinet nominees as uniquely unfit to serve the public: Rex Tillerson at State, Scott Pruitt at EPA, Rick Perry at Energy, Andrew Puzder at Labor, Ryan Zinke at Interior, and Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. You'll see a lot of things you don't like on their CVs: professional climate change denialism, taking campaign contributions from corporate polluters, conflicts of interest with said polluters, and opposition to basic worker rights like the right not to get crippled by your job. You might even be surprised to learn that Mr. Sessions, perhaps better known for his career-long hostility to civil rights, also went out of his way to protect frackers from Clean Water Act exemptions! It's like a real live Legion of Doom, without the colorful costumes -- and without the reassurance that Superman will and save us. So we'll just have to be Superman.