CONGRESS NEUTERS OBAMA FOR REMAINDER OF TERM Emmanuel January 5, 2017 Politics 7 Whenever someone is going to leave a position of power, there is always a big deal on what they are going to do before the new elected official comes in. You would hope that the person leaving would do what he or she could to help the new person coming in, but Obama is a special breed. After all, that would be the respectable thing to do. However, that is just a dream for Donald Trump and his transition team. President Obama is doing whatever he possibly can to slap the country with more rules and regulations that would just be disastrous. Thankfully, the new session of Congress is in session. Since Republicans are in control of both the House and the Senate, they have already taken action to make sure that Obama can’t completely destroy the country before he leaves office. President Obama has already sent out a plethora of last minute regulations that are going to affect the country and the taxpayers. These “midnight regulations” that were published after the 2016 presidential election are expected to cost the taxpayers of this country over $44 billion. In order to stop that, California Republican Representative Darrell Issa reintroduced legislation that allows Congress to overturn executive branch regulations that were finalized in the last 60 legislative days of an outgoing president. The bill will amend the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to regain the power to stop numerous regulations that are trying to rush through the regulatory process. These only happen during the last days of the outgoing administration. Considering that Obama has already rushed through a multitude of new regulations that he wants to pass, this bill was necessary. It gives Congress a chance to stop the outgoing presidential administration from pushing through whatever they want to with absolutely no repercussions. Issa’s office released a statement on the new bill that is going to be passed. They said that the bill is designed “to stem a growing trend by Presidents, of both parties, to use their last few months in office to rush in costly, expensive or controversial new regulations.” READ MORE 7 Responses Sarah Betar January 5, 2017 good work congress..keep it up Reply Darlene January 5, 2017 Its about time something was done before Obama leaves the WH. He has already done to much to hurt America and to me that just proves he does not love America. I think he should have been impeached before he got this far. Thanks Congress for finally being able to put a stop to his disaster. Reply Fed Up January 6, 2017 It’s about time. stop him. them put him where he belongs. Reply Brian Swan January 6, 2017 Why on earth would they have to “regain” this power? Congress should always have the power to overturn something a president does. Reply Kim January 6, 2017 Because thanks to traitor pukes like Boehner, much of their authority was signed over. Mitch McConnel is another large rat king who betrayed his constituency. Both need to be made extreme examples of. Reply DENIS January 7, 2017 OBUMMER JUST PROVING WHAT A MISERABLE VINDICTIVE SONOFABITCH HE REALLY IS… Reply Billy January 7, 2017 What about presidential veto. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.