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.”