H.R.21 – Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017
Official Title as Introduced:
To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes.
Passed House without amendment (01/04/2017)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations that federal agencies have submitted for congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a session of Congress during the final year of a President’s term. Congress may disapprove a group of such regulations together (i.e., “en bloc”) instead of the current procedure of considering only one regulation at a time.