Get ready to feel the power of our fully functional Congressional Review Act

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    It's a bit complicated but GOP Senators have found a way to roll back rules and regulations going all the way back to the Clinton administration. A simple 51 majority vote will allow them to send bills to the president to overturn onerous regulations.

    While Republicans in the Trump era have already taken advantage of the 1996 law to remove more than a dozen recently issued rules, this would be the first time that Congress will have used it to kill a regulatory policy that is several years old.

    Now, actions going back to President Bill Clinton’s administration could be in play under the procedure GOP lawmakers are undertaking, forcing numerous agencies to reconsider how they roll out new regulations.

    It’s a hugely important precedent,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), the architect of the effort, said in an interview. “It’s potentially a big, big opening.”

    More @ GOP maneuver could roll back decades of regulation
     
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    Outstanding! Why stop there? Make the law retroactive and overturn the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the National Firearms Act too.
     
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    The regulation problem doesn't START here. It starts because Congress doesn't WRITE law anymore. They have abdicated to the minions of morons in the agencies. They send the agencies "fill in the blank" legislation whereby it BECOMES an Administrative branch task to manage the agency decisions.

    Wouldn't have to "feel the power" if the lazy ass know-nothings actually WROTE laws AFTER being fully informed on the WTF they need to do by the agencies. They've made the process entirely Bass-Ackwards..
     
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    It's called administrative law and it was introduced because of complaints of how slow Congress was to create mundane policy and procedure..
     
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    They won't do anything significant to the peons just for the big boys...Their sugar daddies...
     
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    Then why do we NEED a Congress to "pass laws" if they are NOT passing laws? They also don't much oversight. Just get a powerful dictator to sit in the Oval Office and run American from there. Too much power has been ceded to "administrative law" and the agencies already. How's about Congress focuses on issues, solutions and BASIC RESPONSIBILITES and NOT the next election and retaining power for the 2 corrupt, inept and lazy parties? Stop the 4 Congressional party bosses from controlling, muzzling and neutering the OTHER 531 elected members?
     
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    Another good reason not to have such an overreaching and expansive federal government
     
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    :lame2:
     
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    The problem is that the GOP does not have a reliable voting majority in the Senate. Hopefully that will change after the upcoming election, when the GOP might have to go "nuclear" in order to circumvent the Dems mindless obstruction.
     
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    Comical that Republicans think they act inside a vacuum. That the other party when they get control of Congress in November won't take every dirty thing the Republicans have done and turn it back on them a hundred fold.

    You think you've seen Republicans out of power cry before? The Democrats are going to point to every underhanded backstabbing thing the Republicans have done and burn down every single thing Republicans hold dear. And they will use this Congressional Review to entirely ignore Lying Trump.

    So do your worst cons, all your worst nightmares are on the horizon approaching. Better get to the root cellar with your Aunty May.
     
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