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Demanding that Agencies Comply with the Law: OMB's New Interpretation of the Congressional Review Act

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Demanding that Agencies Comply with the Law: OMB's New Interpretation of the Congressional Review Act

Demanding that Agencies Comply with the Law: OMB's New Interpretation of the Congressional Review Act

Congress passed the Congressional Review Act in 1996 to prevent agency rules from going into effect before Congress had the opportunity to expeditiously review and nullify ones that it deemed unwise. None of the three Presidents since then—Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—used the CRA to rein in the administrative state. President Donald Trump has. In April 2019, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum reading the CRA broadly for executive and independent agencies alike. This panel will discuss the potential effect that the OMB Memorandum might have on the regulatory state.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Lehrman Auditorium
Washin, DC 20002
United States

Congress passed the Congressional Review Act in 1996 to prevent agency rules from going into effect before Congress had the opportunity to expeditiously review and nullify ones that it deemed unwise. None of the three Presidents since then—Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—used the CRA to rein in the administrative state. President Donald Trump has. In April 2019, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum reading the CRA broadly for executive and independent agencies alike. This panel will discuss the potential effect that the OMB Memorandum might have on the regulatory state.


When:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Streamed

Where:
The Heritage Foundation
Lehrman Auditorium
214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20002

Panelists:

Wayne Crews
Vice President for Policy and a Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Todd Gaziano
Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research and Director of the Center for the Separation of Powers, Pacific Legal Foundation

Margaret Tahyar
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP