Jan
19
2015
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Congress plans to use CRA to make Barack Obama stop pretending to be a centrist.

Live by the regulatory regime, die by it: “GOP lawmakers plan to employ the seldom-used Congressional Review Act (CRA), which gives lawmakers the power to formally disapprove of major agency rules, as they seek to ratchet up their attacks on federal red tape.”  Basically, what happens is that Congress can – through a simple majority, that cannot be filibustered – target any rule within 60 days of implementation.  It’s not even remotely a slam dunk – the President can veto Congress on this as usual, and then Congress would have to override the veto – but the plan is to start on the EPA rulings, which everybody hates.   (more…)

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