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Hugh Hewitt: A Victory On The Congressional Review Act

The mainstream media has been determined to find fault with President Trump’s performance during his first 100 days in office.

In reality, a legislative legacy was passing beneath the noses of the Manhattan-Beltway media elites who could not be bothered to learn the wide-ranging implications of the baker’s dozen of Congressional Review Act measures that passed the House and Senate by simple majorities and were signed into law by Easter. This is a legislative outpouring not exceeded in numbers since Truman nor substantive impact since any modern president except Franklin Roosevelt. Yet because regulatory rollback bores or confounds journalists, these new laws were discounted or simply dismissed.

In fact, the law passed under the little-used Congressional Review Act not only repeals an existing regulation but also bars the affected agency from acting in the same area without explicit legislative approval. These measures will therefore reverberate for decades.