Signed into Law: Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolutions

Jun 01, 2018 | Communications •

Did you know House Republicans are offering record relief from Obama-era red tape by striking harmful regulations from the books? Here are 16 Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions to repeal last-minute regulations from the twilight of the Obama presidency.

  1. We’ve nullified the SEC’s Resource Extraction rule.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 41, SEC Disclosure Rule for Resource Extraction
  2. We’ve repealed a December 2016 rule that rewrote 400 regulations, threatening one-third of the nation’s coal mining workforce.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 38, the Stream Protection Rule
  3. We’ve repealed a regulation excessively limiting Americans’ right to purchase firearms.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 40, the Social Security/NICS Rule  
  4. We’ve revoked a federal contracting rule that undermines basic due process rights. The rule wrongly blocks businesses accused of labor violations from obtaining federal contracts.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 37, the Federal Contracts Blacklisting Rule  
  5. We’ve repealed a rule that dilutes local and state input into land management decisions. This rule has further centralized power in Washington, D.C., and allows radical environmental groups to insert their agenda into Resource Management Plans.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 44, the Bureau of Land Management Planning 2.0 Rule
  6. We’ve repealed the Department of Education’s prescriptive accountability requirements that violate the Every Student Succeeds Act’s prohibitions on the secretary’s authority.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 57, the Education Accountability Rule
  7. We’ve repealed a Department of Education regulation that requires states to use a fixed guide in determining the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 58, the Teacher Preparation Rule
  8. We’ve repealed a Department of Labor rule which limits the implementation of drug screening among Unemployment Insurance recipients.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 42, the Unemployment Drug Testing Rule
  9. We’ve tackled an Obama-era regulation — known as the Fish and Wildlife Service rule — that undermines Alaska’s management of the federal lands within its state, upends the balance of federalism, and hurts an American pastime.
    • H.J. Res. 69, the National Wildlife Hunting and Fishing Rule
  10. We’ve repealed the “Volks” rule that extends the threat of penalty for record-keeping violations from six months to five years.
    • H.J. Res. 83, the OSHA Power Grab Rule
  11. We’ve repealed the FCC privacy rule that creates a two-tiered privacy regime where Internet Service Providers are regulated under a different set of rules than other Internet companies.
    • S.J. Res. 34, the FCC Internet Service Provider Rule
  12. We’ve repealed the Obama administration rule that would have forced states to provide Title X funding to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
    • H.J. Res. 43, the Title X Abortion Funding Rule
  13. We’ve repealed an Obama-era administration rule that allows certain localities to force some workers into government-run auto IRA accounts that were exempt from longstanding accountability measures, thus lacking the same protections as private-sector accounts.
    • H.J. Res. 67, the Local Retirement Plan Rule
  14. We’ve repealed an Obama-era  Administration rule that allows states to force some workers into second-tier, government-run retirement.
    • H.J. Res. 66, the State Retirement Plan Rule
  15. We’ve repealed a CFPB rule that prohibits class action waivers in contracts for goods and services between certain financial firms and consumers.
    • Source: H.J. Res. 111, the CFPB Arbitration Agreement rule
  16. We’ve repealed a CFPB guidance bulletin that attempted to regulate indirect auto lending in violation of express congressional intent.
    • Source: S.J. Res. 57, the CFPB Auto Lending CRA

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