Window closing for Congress to roll back Obama-era regulations

The Hill reports: The window for Republicans to roll back Obama-era rules is closing.

Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has a brief period of time to quickly revoke regulations passed in the final months of Barack Obama’s administration.

The deadline to introduce resolutions of disapproval on Obama rules elapsed Thursday, according to regulatory experts and a post on the Senate Republican Policy Committee’s website.

The GOP now has about five weeks to vote on the regulations previously introduced for repeal under CRA.

Since the start of the new Congress, Republicans have used this obscure law from 1996 to repeal 13 regulations that were finalized between June 13, 2016 and January 3, 2017. [Continue reading…]

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