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5 Weeks Left For Republicans to Roll Back Obama-Era Regulations

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By    |   Saturday, 01 Apr 2017 06:02 PM

Republicans have only about five weeks left to roll back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act, The Hill reports.

The GOP has used the CRA to repeal 13 regulations since Trump took office, and Trump has signed eight of those into law, including a regulation passed by the FCC requiring Internet Service providers to get explicit consent from consumers before sharing their web-browsing data and other personal information with advertisers.  

The CRA gives Congress 60 legislative days to repeal a rule after it’s been finalized, which means Congress has until May 9 to vote on resolutions overturning rules. The date to introduce new resolutions expired on March 30.  

"Before this administration, only one time in the nation's history had a president ever signed a bill that used the Congressional Review Act to cancel a federal regulation," press secretary Sean Spicer said last week. "In just his first 66 days as president, he will have signed six resolutions to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome rules.

He added: "The president will continue to work with Congress and the rest of the federal government until every unnecessary regulation that stands in the way of success for American business and American people is taken off the books,"

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Republicans only have about five weeks left to roll back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act, the Hill reports.
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