President Trump Continues to Unwind Barack Obama’s Legacy
US President Donald Trump signed bills Monday that roll back regulations implemented by former President Barack Hussein Obama.
Monday President Trump scaled back federal control on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, stopped government contractors from having to report labor law violations, voided rules that looked to set federal standards for teacher training, and rolled back a set of rules outlining how states must carry out the “Every Student Succeeds Act.”
“Only one time in our history did a president sign a bill to cancel federal regulations,” President Trump told a group of governors and federal lawmakers at the White House after he signed the bill.
President Trump and the GOP-led Congress have used a special rule to do away with Mr. Obama’s rules. The rarely used Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows the House to pass resolutions disapproving of the regulations.
So far, the House of Representatives has passed 14 resolutions. The Senate has approved 10, and President Trump has signed 3 measures into law.
The CRA allows Congress to invalidate regulations through an expedited legislative process within a 60-day process.
President Donald Trump is keeping candidate Donald Trump’s campaign promises.
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