I was interviewed on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on January 14, 2017. The subject was an article I coauthored with Philip Wallach for National Affairs: “The Case for a Congressional Regulation Office.” The video is here and I begin speaking a little after 2 minutes.
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For the better part of eight years, Republicans have tried to stop the Obama administration from issuing new regulations. They have not had much success. But this may well change in January, when President-elect Donald Trump arrives in the Oval Office. Congress’ primary regulation-whacking tool is the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a bipartisan statute enacted […]
This year nearly 3,300 new federal regulations have been issued, and we still have more than a month to go before Christmas. Every one of these rules was issued by an agency that has no direct accountability to the public. These rules affect every aspect of our life—the food we eat, the products we can […]
With the CBO experience in mind, Congress must soon face up to its loss of control over regulatory policymaking in recent years and commit to a program of capacity-building and process reform designed to meaningfully reassert itself as the top-line decision-maker on important matters pertaining to our administrative state. By no means would this entail […]
One upside of either a Trump or a Clinton presidency, given the historically low popularity ratings of both candidates, could be renewed interest within Congress to serve as a bulwark of the Constitution in the best interests of the American people. Neither presumptive nominee can plausibly be called a strict constructionist. Our representatives should take […]