Sunday, December 18, 2016

Law backed by Harry Reid will haunt Dems in 2017

By (@susancrabtree) 12/16/16 12:00 AM

Regulations issued late in a president's term can be struck by a simple majority.  One of outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's greatest legislative achievements will come back to haunt Democrats early next year.  President-elect Trump has promised to repeal two federal regulations for every new one issued, and the Congressional Review Act, which Reid co-sponsored in 1996, will give him a running start.  The law gives Congress the power to rescind any unwelcome late, so-called "midnight" regulations from an outgoing president through a simple majority vote in both chambers of Congress.......To Read More....


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