Congress Blocks 14 Obama-Era Rules in an Unprecedented Blitz of CRA Votes

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By Celine McNicholas, Economic Policy Institute Yesterday was the final day congressional Republicans could use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block regulations issued in the final months of the Obama administration. The CRA is a controversial law that gives Congress the power to...
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The Regulatory Accountability Act Would Spread the Asbestos Problem

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By Alison Cassady and Sam Berger, Center for American Progress On April 26, 2017, the Senate quietly introduced President Donald Trump’s Regulatory Accountability Act, or RAA. The bill has an innocuous name but would have profound consequences for the nation’s ability to protect people from...
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Attack on Food Safety Rules Is Life or Death Issue for Allergy Sufferers

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By Nneka Leiba, Environmental Working Group Food allergies don’t just cause hives or breathing problems – they can also kill. That’s why the so-called Regulatory Accountability Act, or RAA, moving through Congress should be called the License to Kill bill. Researchers estimate that...
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