Congress prepares to repeal regulations
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.These regulations are one of the major reasons economic growth has been so anemic under the Obama administration. Freeing up the economic from the excessive control freak regulations of liberals should be a top priority.
“This is about accountability, transparency and ensuring job creators aren’t being crushed by droves of new regulations just before a President leaves office. Regulations, when necessary, should be implemented with time for a thorough public vetting and input from those impacted,” said California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, lead sponsor of the bill, in a statement. “I’m thrilled at the House’s quick passage of my bill and look forward to it becoming law so we can start the process of removing unnecessary regulations and helping Americans get back to work.”
The Obama administration pushed through $44 billion worth of “midnight regulations” from various federal agencies immediately after Donald Trump was elected president last month. RELATED: Obama Publishes $7.4 BILLION Worth Of Regulations In One Night
Federal agencies may have mandated a record number of major regulations in 2016, The Daily Caller reported. The Obama administration imposed 100 new regulations just last month — twice the monthly average for 2016.