In the first four months of his presidency, Donald Trump and his congressional allies used the Congressional Review Act to repeal 14 Obama era health, safety, labor, financial, education, energy, environmental rules. The law allows Congress to block "major" rules within 60 legislative days of adoption, with a joint resolution (not subject to the Senate's normal 60-vote requirement) and president's signature. Below, we tracked the damage. Also read our CRA by the Numbers summation. And read a 2014 article by Katherine Tracy, writing then for the Center for Effective Government, but now with CPR.
Congressional Review Act Assault on Our Safeguards
Provides for more meaningful data on teacher preparation program quality and amends rules to include teacher preparation program quality in deciding a program's eligibility for the TEACH Grant program.
Amends 2008 Forest Plan to include guidance on managing natural resource projects and activities for the Tongass National Forest, including transitioning to more sustainable timber program, promoting renewable energy production
Limits the ability of the financial services and products industry to contractually force consumers to resolve disputes through private arbitration, including prohibiting bars on the use of consumer class action lawsuits. More from CSS.
Sets forth documents required for certain related-party interests in a corporation to be treated as indebtedness for federal tax purposes, and treat as stock certain related-party interests that otherwise would be treated as indebtedness for federal tax purposes.
Amends eligibility criteria under Title X family planning services program to prevent states from withholding family planning grants from clinics, including Planned Parenthood, that provide abortions. More from CSS
Describes circumstances in which state payroll deduction savings programs with automatic enrollment would not give rise to establishment of employee pension benefit plans under ERISA and gives guidance to states on designing such programs.
Rules to identify recipients of Disability Insurance benefits or SSI who meet other criteria including information about mental health benefits, and to provide that information to the Attorney General, so that it can be considered during gun purchases.