MOUNT VERNON — Congressional Republicans have a “200 day agenda” for actions, said U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, and are busy considering Congressional Review Acts to reverse regulations enacted within the last months of the Obama administration.
“CRA’s give Congress an up or down vote on a regulation. The acts have only been successfully used once, to stop a rule proposed in the last days of the Clinton administration,” Gibbs said.
Congress tried to use it during the Obama administration but the acts were vetoed by Obama.
“If Congress passes a CRA, the agency that passed the rule cannot come back with the same rule later,” Gibbs said.