How an Obscure Law Gave Trump and the GOP Quick Victories
During the spring of 2017, Nia Prater and David Jordan worked on a three-month, research-intensive reporting project on the Congressional Review Act and its recent revival in Congress under the Trump administration.
The CRA allowed Republicans to overturn Obama-era rules that affected areas ranging from the environment to labor to education. At the end of it all, Congress repealed 14 regulatory rules, wielding a serious blow to Obama's legislative legacy.
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VIDEO EXPLAINER: What is the Congressional Review Act?
Nia Prater and David Jordan outline the CRA and its use by presidents and Congress since its inception in 1996.