House OKs Bill To Boost Congress' Power Over Regulations

By Allison Grande (December 7, 2011, 8:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed bill that would require major regulations related to consumer product safety, greenhouse gas emissions, health care, employer behavior and other areas to gain congressional approval before being implemented.

The bill — H.R. 10, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 — passed the House in a 241-184 vote, with four Democrats voting for the bill and no Republicans voting against it.

Under the measure introduced by Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., regulations with an economic impact of more than $100 million — which include many environmental rules,...

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