In President Obama’s last year in office, Congress is continuing to use many different tactics to combat his administration’s growth-crushing agenda. One of them is called the Congressional Review Act.
Enacted in 1996 as part of Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America, the CRA requires federal agencies who implement a major rule or regulation to submit it to Congress to review the substance and impact.
"BCG, the Boston consultancy, estimates the average cost to manufacture goods in the U.S. is now only 5% higher than in China and is actually 10% to 20% lower than in major European economies. Even more striking: BCG projects that by 2018 it will be 2% to 3% cheaper to make stuff here than in China."
This week, the House will consider its seventh appropriations measure, the Interior & Environment funding bill (H.R. 2822), that isnâ€™t just about making every taxpayer dollar count â€“ itâ€™s about holding the Obama administration accountable.