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May
10

White House faces rough road to deregulation as its favorite tool, the Congressional Review Act, expires

Editor’s Note: For an alternative deregulatory tool, see here.

From: The Washington Examiner

by Sarah Westwood

President Trump and his team have touted their extensive use of the Congressional Review Act to roll back Obama-era regulations as a major accomplishment of the president’s first 100 days in office. But their window for using this legislative tool is set to close, and Republicans must find new ways to erase rules put in place by Trump’s predecessor.

The Congressional Review Act gives lawmakers 60 legislative days to undo regulations enacted by the executive branch. Congress had used the obscure law just once before Trump’s tenure. Lawmakers succeeded in putting 13 bills on Trump’s desk to overrule Obama administration rules this year.

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