President Trump signed four bills Monday, to repeal regulations put into place by the Obama administration on federal land use, fair pay and education.
The bills were made possible through the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows Congress to repeal a regulation within a 60-day window.
Obama’s “blacklisting rule” was wiped out, called the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” bill, which required federal contractors to reveal labor violations within the past three years. Trump said businesses had complained that the rule enabled trial lawyers to unfairly go after American companies who contracted with the federal government.
Trump explained that the next three bills he signed cancelled three federal “power grabs” that took decision making away from state and local governments.
Two Education Department rules – House Joint Resolution 57 and 58 – were repealed. Trump said the bill “will eliminate harmful burdens on state and local taxes on school systems that could have cost schools hundreds of millions of dollars.”
A Bureau of Land Management rule, “Planning 2.0” was also repealed, which had given the federal government more power of land use decisions.
H/T: Washington Examiner
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