Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill passed by the House of Representatives today that allows regulations issued during the final legislative days of an outgoing President‘s administration to be disapproved as a group, instead of individually.
H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to issue joint resolutions of disapproval on regulations submitted for review within 60 days prior to the departure of an outgoing administration. Under this bill, regulations submitted by the Obama Administration since June 13, 2016, are eligible to be included in these joint resolutions of disapproval. The House passed an identical version of this legislation, H.R. 5982, in November.