House passes bill to undo last 60 days of Obama’s rules & regulations

Wednesday was a good day.

A moving truck arrived at the White House — a sign that the Obamas are packing up and leaving. Really.

Also Wednesday, the second day of the newly elected Congress, by a vote of 238-184, the GOP-majority House of Representatives passed the Midnight Rule Relief Act that enables Congress to repeal in a single vote any rule finalized in the last 60 legislative days of the Obama administration.

Lydia Wheeler reports for The Hill, Jan. 4, 2017, that if passed by the Senate and signed by President-elect Donald Trump, the Midnight Rule Relief Act (MRRA) would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow lawmakers to bundle together multiple rules and overturn them en masse with a joint resolution of disapproval.

Obama already has threatened to veto the bill if it were to make it to his desk before he leaves office.

Pouring cold water on the passage of MRRA, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), while debating the bill on the floor yesterday afternoon, said that Congress has only once, in 2001, successfully repealed a rule by way of a resolution under the Congressional Review Act because both houses and the president all have to agree on the resolution to repeal a rule. Issa gave the following rather obtuse explanation:

“All this legislation does is allow for us to dispose of one or more regulations in an expedited fashion in this body and have it seen in the same form in the Senate. It doesn’t change the underlying law. Only one regulation has ever been repealed. It’s been 16 years and the few that will likely be considered under this act and underlying law will be just that, a relatively few regulations that are believed to be unnecessary on which the House, Senate and president concur.”

That, however, didn’t stop Democrats from bitching that the Midnight Rule Relief Act would allow Congress to erase months of Obama’s regulatory agenda:

  • Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) criticized Republicans for bringing the bill to the floor so soon: “I’m surprised that without hearings, without opportunity for amendment, we are now considering a measure that has this much opposition.”
  • Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) — that bright bulb who, at a House Armed Services Committee in 2011, expressed his trepidation that moving 8,000 marines to Guam would tip over the island — resorted to fear mongering. He accused Republicans of wanting to undo Obama’s regulations that created 15 million jobs and protect “the health safety of welfare of Americans, little ones, elderly, workers and people who are consumers,” so as “to bring the standard of living Americans have come to enjoy to a halt.”
  • The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that claims to represent over 200,000 businesses and advocates for federal-state policy changes for a more sustainable and socially-responsible economy, sent a letter to members of the House on Wednesday urging them to oppose the “anti-regulatory” Midnight Rule Relief Act because it would enable Congress to undo batches of rules without any consideration of their individual merits. David Levine, ASBC’s CEO and co-founder, said in a statement: “This would be like taking a chainsaw into surgery. Businesses depend on good regulations to set clear boundaries and rules for fair competition on a level playing field.”
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10 Responses to House passes bill to undo last 60 days of Obama’s rules & regulations

  1. Boriqua ConHambrre says:

    The Kenyan wants to start WWIII before leaving office. His days are numbered and his future has a prisoner number in it. His birth certificate is fake so all laws made by him are illegal.

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    Black turds, more than likely, are a product of a one parent, female family. As a former teacher in our public schools, I found that my Black students were my worst, both academically and behaviorally. As long as this worthless Black turd of a POS of a token Tar-Baby of a Muslim POTUS, is free to spread his poison, the Black community will never remove themselves from the rut that Al, Jesse, and Louis have dug for them. In addition, what has this worthless Black mutt accomplished for the Blacks in his 8 year rein of terror/dictatorship? Absolutely nothing. This Black turd from Kenya, has permitted Al, Jesse, and Louis, to continually stir the pot of racial prejudice, for the U.S. to remain racially divided to continue with the policies of the New World Order ramrodded by George “NAZI” Soros, the scourge of Hungary during WW2, in which he joined a group of NAZI thugs to evict JEWS from their homes and to confiscate their property for Adolf Hitler. This worthless Black turd of a Muslim POTUS, is the owner of the Black communities dilemma, to keep the United States in a state of turmoil until, or so he believes, the citizens of the United States will give up and accept the ordeal of government dependency, from the cradle to the grave. How
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  3. Cliffystones says:

    “Sustainable” is one of those words that is becoming synonymous with “S#ithole”.

  4. Kim Chul Soo says:

    Do you think the black trash is going to steal from the WH like the white trash Klintons?

    • MrDoug Says deport all muslims says:

      Oh ya , the muslim POS cant resist stealing something. he robbed the american people for 8 years

    • Oddz&Endz says:

      I don’t care at this point as long as he GTFO. Such a Sad time in our countries history. So looking forward to Jan 20.

  5. Shirley says:

    Trump can use his PEN AND PHONE

    • lloyd Lisco says:

      Trump is using the internet to communicate with the people, This is a death sentence for the lying politicians and their accomplices in the Media.

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