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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:25 AM

An obscure law could help Biden roll back Trump-era policies


The Trump administration rushed through regulations at the end of its term, leaving them vulnerable to legal challenge

Josh Marcus
San Francisco
9 hours ago

The Trump administration’s last-minute haste to cement regulatory changes before President Joe Biden took office has left its legacy vulnerable to legal challenge, the watchdog group Public Citizen argues in a new report, released on Monday.

“In its rush to roll back as many regulatory protections as possible following the 2020 election, the Trump Administration violated an obscure regulatory law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA), making the last-minute regulatory rollbacks more legally vulnerable to reversal,” the report’s authors Amit Narang and Matt Kent write.

They argue that Mr Trump’s final deregulatory push failed to submit new regulations to Congress in time under the act before Mr Biden took office, meaning they could fall under the common practice of presidential “freeze memos,” where new administrations review pending rules that haven’t taken legal effect yet.

“While these technical details usually don’t have much of a practical impact, during transitions from one Administration to another when every day counts for the outgoing Administration to lock in its final regulations that dramatically changes,” the report adds.

More:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/joe-biden-donald-trump-regulation-b1810795.html

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Judi Lynn Mar 3 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:32 AM

1. I think he HAS been doing the FREEZE Memos AND getting flak for it

He put a lot of things in stasis to be reviewed for what the actual import would be so less of the crap thrown at the wall would have a chance to stick.

Remember the stacks of orders he was signing in the first few days?


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 02:16 AM

2. K&R for visibility

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:51 AM

3. Hard to find the actual "Memos" but lots of Executive Orders are also "freeze" related.

WIKI lists BOTH Executive Orders and Memorandums
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_executive_actions_by_Joe_Biden



Federal Register has the actual CONTENT of the Executive Orders if anyone is curious
https://www.federalregister.gov/presidential-documents/executive-orders/joe-biden/2021




Reversing the most egregious violations of Democracy and stop the bleeding in terms of areas tRump caused actual damage on his way out AND many just to give US time to SEE which are harmful and which aren't.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:57 AM

4. What is the count? Exec Orders 34 (As of 2.24.21) Exec Memos 11 (As of 2.26.21)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:03 AM

5. Where's the FLAK? He stalled the wall... He disbanded the racist rewrite 1776 commission

BUT JOE says "Exec Orders are only used by dictators..." MIS-QUOTED by slime balls like Hannity and McConnell


On his Jan. 26 show, Hannity said, "Biden signed off on a record number of executive orders during his first week but just three months ago, according to Biden himself, that's something only a dictator would do."

And in the Senate, McConnell said, "As recently as October, now-President Biden said you can't legislate by executive action unless you are a dictator. Well, in one week, he signed more than 30 unilateral actions."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/02/09/fact-check-joe-biden-misquoted-executive-orders-dictators/4312016001/

WHAT JOE ACTUALLY SAID:


The full quote was in defense of his tax plan, following a comment from host George Stephanopoulos. "So, there's not going to be any delay on the tax increases?" he asked, referencing Biden's plans to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy and Biden's answer to previous questions.

Biden replied: "No, well, I've gotta get the votes. I gotta get the votes. That's why — you know, the one thing that I — I have this strange notion. We are a democracy. Some of my Republican friends and some of my Democratic friends even occasionally say, 'Well, if you can't get the votes, by executive order you're going to do something.' Things you can't do by executive order unless you're a dictator. We're a democracy. We need consensus."

Biden's comment was not about the use of executive orders in general, but was instead related to the use of executive orders to legislate what he said he believes should require approval from Congress.

The quote has been twisted to imply that he believes the use of executive orders in general is bad.








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Response to TigressDem (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:23 AM

6. Details on 1776 propoganda to the children commission

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-1776-commission-tried-rewrite-u-s-history-biden-ncna1255086

Trump's "1776 Report" was compiled by an 18-person commission of mostly male conservative educators (no historians), who assembled the document and released it on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In just 40 pages (20 of which are appendices), the report offered a framework for a "patriotic education" to counter "false and fashionable" histories that paint the country's founders as hypocrites who espoused egalitarian principles while protecting the institution of slavery.



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It's clear that the document, conceived after a summer of protests in America, was meant to malign Black Lives Matter activism and The New York Times' effort to re-examine founding myths in its "1619 Project." It also aligns progressive politics with fascism, warns of communists masquerading as college professors and traces the origins of identity-based social movements to the pro-slavery arguments of white supremacists like John C. Calhoun. In some ways the logic is bewildering, but it's also familiar. It's the same rationale used to recast programs and initiatives designed to combat chronic racial and gender imbalances as discriminatory themselves.



https://www.nytimes.com/search?query=1619+project






https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/20/us/politics/biden-executive-action.html

And Mr. Biden canceled Mr. Trump’s 1776 Commission, which released a report on Monday that historians said distorted the history of slavery in the United States.




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 01:21 PM

7. Very good news!

...Which I have no doubt that the Biden/Harris administration is already on top of, and exploiting.

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