Congressional GOPs are acting with haste to foil President Obama’s latest attempt to obtain $44 billion in bills on the books before he leaves office for good in just two weeks time. The Congressional Review Act enables Congress to eradicate the executive order bu the current commander-in-chief. This was one of Gingrich’s most well known accomplishments that applies only for certain situations. Now is one of those situations.
If everything goes according to plan, the House is to approve the bill on Wednesday since it has already been introduced by GOP Representatives Tom Marino and Bob Goodlatte.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that unaccountable, last-minute regulations don’t continue crippling our economy, crushing small business and raising costs on middle-class families,” he further said.
The Act gives Congress a quick and clean way to overturn executive orders or regulations that have been forced by a departing president. The only thing that needs to be done for the act to take effect is for every chamber to pass a “resolution of disapproval.”
With the Congressional Review Act, Congress has just several short months to achieve its goal. Democrats are helpless to hinder this process with their usual filibuster tactic, for the “resolution of disapproval” to be passed only a small majority is required. The American Action Forum has made a list of 40 laws with Obama’s signature on them which amount to $44.1 billion.