All those things that President Barack Obama has been trying to rush through before he leaves office may not last long.
From The Hill:
Legislation to allow Congress to repeal in a single vote any rule finalized in the last 60 legislative days of the Obama administration sailed through the House Wednesday, the second time in less than two months.
The GOP-backed Midnight Rule Relief Act, which passed the previous Congress in November, was approved largely along party lines by a vote of 238-184 on the second day of the new Congress, despite Democratic opposition.
If passed by the Senate and signed by President-elect Donald Trump, the legislation would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow lawmakers to bundle together multiple rules and overturn them en masse with a joint resolution of disapproval.
Democrats are of course up in arms.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) criticized bringing the bill so soon.
“I’m surprised that without hearings, without opportunity for amendment, we are now considering a measure that has this much opposition,” he said.
There was also criticism from the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), that this was like taking a ‘chainsaw’ into surgery, rather than looking at each regulation individually.
But given the nature of the things that President Obama has tried to push through, it makes perfect sense.
The Senate could also specifically make an amendment to excise any resolution that they felt was worth keeping, if they choose to do so.
New broom sweeps clean and takes care of all the bad things in one fell stroke.