House Votes To Give Congress Power Over Costly Regulations

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would require that regulations with an economic impact of more than $50 million be approved by Congress and the president, but its chances of becoming law are slim.

The 232-183 vote includes unanimous approval from voting Republicans but the support of just six Democrats, suggesting the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act will face strong opposition in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

“Over time, Congress has excessively delegated its constitutional charge while failing to...
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