House Passes Bill Ending Chevron Deference

Law360, Washington (January 11, 2017, 8:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of bills Wednesday aimed at regulatory agencies, which included ending the doctrine of judicial deference to agency legal interpretations, over Democratic objections the law would grind rulemaking to a halt.

The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017, which passed 238-183 Wednesday evening, rolled together a series of previously passed bills to repeal the Chevron deference standard and require mandatory litigation stays for new rules, among other reforms. House Republicans have made regulatory rollbacks and reforms a major plank of their first few weeks of legislative action, in the face of Democratic criticism that the...

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