Saturday, December 31, 2016
Conservative Groups Warn of Obama’s ‘Midnight Litigation’ Against US Business
At Daily Signal by Leah Jessen
Conservative and pro-business groups warn that the Obama administration may pursue legal action to enforce some of its thousands of new “job crushing” regulations before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office.
Regulations promulgated in “the waning days” of President Barack Obama’s lame-duck administration could constrain the new Trump administration, the coalition of groups warned Vice President-elect Mike Pence in a letter dated Dec. 28.
“Because of this concern, Congress enacted the Congressional Review Act, which provides Congress procedural tools to disapprove expeditiously these last-ditch midnight regulations,” the letter says.
The Congressional Review Act could address regulations put in place by the Obama administration since June 3. However, the law can’t prevent so-called “midnight litigation” launched by the executive branch to enforce those regulations.