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Tue May 16, 2017, 11:38 AM

Dems propose scrapping law GOP used to overturn regulations

Source: The Hill

The Sunset the CRA and Restore American Protections (SCRAP) Act introduced Tuesday by Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Tom Udall (N.M.) would eliminate the law that Trump and Republican lawmakers have used to repeal more than a dozen Obama-era regulations. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is backing identical legislation in the House.

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) makes it easier for lawmakers to repeal regulations they disapprove of from the executive branch. Under the 1996 law, Congress only needs a simple majority to rollback recently issued regulations. Federal agencies are also blocked from publishing similar rules in the future.

The SCRAP Act would not only prevent Republicans from using this law to repeal future regulations, but it would also allow federal agencies to reinstate rules that have already been struck down under the CRA.


Read more: http://thehill.com/regulation/333610-dems-plot-to-overturn-regulatory-repeal-law

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue May 16, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. Dreaming

Do they really think Congress will pass this?

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Response to padfun (Reply #1)

Tue May 16, 2017, 03:31 PM

4. They might. It's no use to them until another Democratic President leaves office

Whereas, Democrats would use it after a Republican President leaves office. That's the more likely scenario in the next 8 years.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue May 16, 2017, 12:25 PM

2. January 2009 was the time to defend territory

this is just a goal to run on at this point.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Tue May 16, 2017, 03:56 PM

5. Message deleted by DU the Administrators

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue May 16, 2017, 01:31 PM

3. Good luck with that n/t

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