They’ve already passed two bills to do so and prevent such overreach by future administrations, the Midnight Rules Relief Act and Regulations from the Executive in Need of Security, or REINS Act.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton voted for the Midnight Act that gives Congress the power to roll back executive orders passed in the last seven months, and for the REINS Act that requires congressional approval of regulations with an economic impact costing more than $100 million.
“Over the past several years, the balance of power between our three branches of government has broken down – too much power has been shifted to the Executive Branch. The REINS Act will restore the balance of power by ensuring that any new major regulation reflects the legislative intent of Congress and does not impose punitive burdens on hardworking Americans,” Tipton said.
This is a much-needed tool, no matter which administration is in power, and thanks to Obama’s outrageous overreach, Congress is finally acting.
The bills now go the Republican-controlled Senate where we can expect Democrats to mindlessly filibuster. It will be up to President Trump to persuade the upper chamber to do the right thing.