Congress Takes Stand Against Midnight Regulations

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By USDR.

Today, U.S. House passed the Midnight Rules Relief Act [H.R. 5982], providing greater congressional oversight of any onerous regulations issued during the final days of a president’s term. Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement:

This bill will prevent President Obama from forcing through any burdensome and costly last minute regulations before leaving office.”

BACKGROUND – The term “Midnight Rules” refers to regulations that are often pushed through in the final days of a President’s administration. Currently, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to only disapprove new regulations one at a time. The Midnight Rules Relief Act would allow Congress to disapprove multiple midnight rulings in one resolution.

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