House passes act to remove unnecessary regulations over Democrat objections
SCRUB is one of my favorite pieces of legislation. The Democrats fought it tooth and nail, which means it will probably be effective. For just $30 million, the “Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome” (SCRUB) Act would give Congressional authority to President Trump’s task forces to root out and dismantle the administrative state.One example given was a requirement that trains have an F painted on the front of it so people could tell it was the front. This legislation will help the Trump administration's deregulation efforts.
The Democrats tried to exempt student loan regulations, Title I rules, Clean Air Act rules, Tribal government rules (?!), and whistleblower protections (that one from Elijah Cummings). All amendments denied. They tried to send it back for debate. Failed.
They voted against it (although 11 Democrats voted Yea, and 5 Republicans voted Nay), but SCRUB passed the House.