The battle over Obama’s failed legacy is now over. It will be erased from the fabric of the country forever. Congress has said they will use the Congressional Review Act to eliminate Obama’s last-minute orders. All Trump must do is sign the bill to wipe Obama’s failed legacy from the history books.
This little known and lesser used law is a hold-over from newt Gingrich’s contract with America days. This rule has been used only once before in history, in 2001, to eliminated a workplace safety rule governing ergonomics, issued in the final months of the Clinton administration.
The republicans plan to resurrect the rule,
“We plan to robustly use the Congressional Review Act to reverse the midnight regulations of Barack Obama,” said Wyoming Republican John Barrasso.
“His legacy lost. The American people said ‘No, we don’t want that. We want to change direction.”
This act has some hidden power Trump will most certainly use. Basically with one stroke of Trump’s pen, anything Obama did will not just be eliminated but impossible to ever bring back again.
A fitting end to a failed President.
Legislative Tool That Salts The Earth Behind It
Because if Congress uses it to successfully overturn a regulation, the agency is barred from ever again issuing rules that closely match what lawmakers rejected.
Curtis Copeland, one of Washington’s foremost experts on the Congressional Review Act said,
“This is a legislative tool that salts the earth behind it.”
Which is what the Republican Congress wants. To permanently eliminate the failed legacy of Barack Obama.
“If they don’t want climate change regulations to be issued in the future, what better way than using the Congressional Review Act,” said Copeland.