Congressional Review Act: Disapproval of Rules in a Subsequent Session of Congress

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This report addresses some of the implications of the CRA with regard to agency rulemaking in the final months of a presidential administration. It first notes the practice of increased rulemaking activity during this period, and describes how this practice has been addressed by two White House memoranda issued during the current Bush Administration. The report then briefly identifies key elements of the complex set of time periods established by the CRA — elements that define points during the disapproval process at which various actions may occur. This discussion focuses on the CRA provisions for carrying over the disapproval process ... continued below

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Copeland, Curtis W. & Beth, Richard S. September 3, 2008.

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  • Copeland, Curtis W. Specialist in American National Government; Government and Finance Division
  • Beth, Richard S. Specialist on Congress and the Legislative Process; Government and Finance Division

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This report addresses some of the implications of the CRA with regard to agency rulemaking in the final months of a presidential administration. It first notes the practice of increased rulemaking activity during this period, and describes how this practice has been addressed by two White House memoranda issued during the current Bush Administration. The report then briefly identifies key elements of the complex set of time periods established by the CRA — elements that define points during the disapproval process at which various actions may occur. This discussion focuses on the CRA provisions for carrying over the disapproval process into a subsequent session of Congress, and indicates how rules submitted at the end of a Congress may be affected by these provisions. Then, the report identifies the dates in previous sessions of Congress after which rules have (since the enactment of the CRA) been subject to these carryover provisions, and identifies some of the rules that may be issued in the final months of the current Bush Administration.

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Copeland, Curtis W. & Beth, Richard S. Congressional Review Act: Disapproval of Rules in a Subsequent Session of Congress, report, September 3, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462133/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.