The Congressional Review Act: Recent Use, Legal Issues, and Related Proposals
3:30 PM GMT
**ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please contact Rebecca Mobley at Rebecca.Mobley@americanbar.org**
In 1996, following a promise in the Republicans' Contract with America, Congress enacted the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which established fast-track procedures to repeal major agency regulations before they take effect and to prevent agencies from issuing substantially similar rules in the future. Until 2017, the CRA had been used successfully only once, to repeal a Department of Labor ergonomics regulation after President George W. Bush took office. In President Trump's first year, Congress used the CRA to repeal fourteen regulations issued under President Obama's Administration and one regulation issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after President Obama left office.
This teleforum will address several topics connected to the CRA:
* Its successful use in recent years (as well as failed attempts)
* A potential unusual use in repealing the FCC's recently finalized reversal of its earlier net neutrality rule
* The legality of the CRA, particularly the bar on future regulation
* The desirability of the CRA
* The legality and desirability of related proposals (including the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (which the House passed, again, in January 2017) and the ABA's recommended reforms to decrease the scope of the CRA)
* Kristin E. Hickman, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School
* Ronald M. Levin, William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
* Sofie E. Miller, Senior Policy Analyst, The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
* Anne Joseph O'Connell, George Johnson Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley (moderator)
Open to ABA members and the general public. NO CLE Credit is available for this program. There is no cost associated with this program, but registration is required**.
**Please check to make sure that your current e-mail address is reflected in your MyABA account details when you start your regsitration. This is the address we will use to send the dial-in information.
Dial-in info will be sent a few days before the program.
Questions or Special Needs??
Please e-mail Rebecca.Mobley@americanbar.org or call at 202-662-1528.