Congressional Act gives Trump power to kill Obama rules

While Donald Trump has run into a few roadblocks as he approaches his first 100 days in office, America’s 45th president has been able to erase a number of rules that predecessor Barack Obama put in place, some on his way out the White House door.

By using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) on 13 separate occasions, President Trump (with GOP lawmakers) has certainly put his stamp on the Office and come through on some of his campaign promises in the process.

The CRA works on a legislative days calendar, rather than a conventional one, and allows Congress up to 60 legislative days to review new regulations. Then it will hand over the ones it chooses to review to the president for his signature. This means that certain Obama-era rules put in place have to be reviewed by the early part of May or they will be rolled back.

During an April 5 press briefing in Washington, director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short explained that the CRA was a vital tool in rolling back a “regulatory burden” that the Obama administration created by implementing “more than 600 major regulations, according to the Federal Register, with an estimated cost to the economy of about $740 billion.”

These regulations have affected businesses and the overall economy, and Short added that they hope to sign “several more.”

H/T: Fox News

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