The House passed legislation Wednesday that would enable Congress to overturn, with a single vote, executive branch regulations finalized in the last 60 legislative days of an outgoing presidential administration.
The legislation is aptly titled the Midnight Rules Relief Act, referring to Obama’s push to over-regulate everything right up until his last hour in office.
Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino said “Burdensome regulation is one of the greatest hindrances to growing jobs and the economy.”
The House is poised to put an end to Obama’s reckless regulations with this bill which, once passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump, will bring true relief to the American families and businesses across the country who are currently being held down by red tape.
Looks like Obama wasted a lot of ink for nothing. I hope he got writer’s cramp too. But did he seriously believe any of his last minute bullshit would stick?
No mention if this legislation would include his 1.6 million acre ‘National Monument’ land grab in Utah. Perhaps that requires a special bill of it’s own. I’ve recently heard that during his time in office he’s ‘federalized’ Western lands equal to three times the size of size of Texas. It’s amazing there was this much land out West that wasn’t already under federal control. Before Obama took office nearly 40% of the land West of the Mississippi River was already federal property.
And there is already plenty of burdensome regulations he’s enacted prior to the 60 day limit imposed by this legislation. However I hear that congress already restored Title 1 controls which will prevent regulatory agencies like the EPA from usurping power that rightfully belongs to congress.
So, even before Trump takes office we’re making progress in restoring constitutional law.