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April 14, 2017

No, the Congressional Review Act is not obscure

Congress and President Trump have now killed 13 costly regulations under the Congressional Review Act. While some have celebrated the resulting regulatory relief, others have cried foul. In the absence of a legal argument against the CRA, they say that it's unfair to use an "obscure" law. The latest peddler of this idea is Politico. A ...

March 03, 2017

No time constraints for rolling back regulations

One key provision of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) requires streamlined procedures in the Senate when it votes to overturn an agency regulation. Specifically, when a resolution is referred to the Senate floor, it cannot be amended nor filibustered, and debate on the resolution is limited to a maximum of 10 hours. Some reporters and ...

January 27, 2017

WSJ columnist strongly endorses PLF idea to kill bad regulations

In her most recent column, Kimberly Strassel writes that an idea I've been promoting is a "Regulatory Game Changer" that would allow Congress to "overrule Obama regulations going back to 2009." This is incredibly flattering praise from Strassel, who is a Bradley Prize winner and author of the Potomac Watch column every Friday for The ...

September 19, 2012

State auditor says failure to reform regulations is hurting businesses

PLF attorneys regularly represent people who have been stymied by government in their attempts to earn a living.  For example, Adam Sweet and Michael Munie were both prevented from legally operating moving companies until PLF challenged the unconstitutional laws that stood in their way.  It was with these and other entrepreneurial PLF clients in ...

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