September 22, 2017

Hearing: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act

By Collin B. Callahan Media Relations Manager

Next week, the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law will hold a hearing entitled “Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act.”

PLF’s Todd Gaziano, who also directs the Red Tape Rollback project, has been invited to testify at the hearing. As has been discussed at Red Tape Rollback, rules cannot lawfully go into effect before they are submitted to Congress for review. Since the act became law more than 20 years ago, hundreds of regulations have not been reported to Congress—as the CRA requires. As a consequence, those rules are being illegally enforced. Agencies should comply with the CRA and send those rules to Congress now.

Other witnesses testifying at the hearing include:

Mr. Paul Larkin Jr., Esq.
Senior Legal Research Fellow, Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation

Mr. Jason Carter
Executive Director, Virginia Cattlemen’s Association

Prof. Rena Steinzor, Esq.
Edward M. Robertson Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

The hearing will be held September 28 at 9:30 am in Rayburn House Office Building room 2141. More details, including video of the testimony, are available at judiciary.house.gov.

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