Your Call: Let’s review the Congressional Review Act
We’ll talk about how congressional Republicans and the White House have used an obscure law to repeal regulations passed in the final months of the Obama administration.
The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to overturn federal regulations approved within the last 60 legislative days. The George W. Bush administration used it once to repeal OSHA’s ergonomics rule. Trump and Republicans have used it to repeal 14 regulations ranging from protecting streams from coal mining waste to ensuring women’s access to family planning services.
James Goodwin, senior policy analyst at the Center for Progressive Reform
Debbie Berkowitz, senior fellow at the National Employment Law Project
Center for Progressive Reform: Congressional Review Act by the Numbers
Public Citizen: Rules at Risk