“Democrats Eye Trump’s Game Plan to Reverse Late Rule Changes”

“WASHINGTON — At the dawn of the Trump era, Republicans in the White House and Congress turned an old law into a potent new weapon. An obscure 1996 statute was harnessed to wipe out 14 Obama-era regulations in 16 weeks, before President Trump set out to enact the most significant deregulatory agenda in the modern presidential era.

In the 21 previous years of its existence, that law, the Congressional Review Act, had been used only once, to undo a Clinton-era rule on workplace ergonomics in 2001.

Now Democrats are eager to show that turnabout is fair play, and are readying their own assault on Trump-era regulations, if they can seize control of the White House and all of Congress in November.”

Coral Davenport reports for the New York Times July 17, 2020.

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