Notice & Comment

ABA Highlights Twentieth Anniversary of the Congressional Review Act

On May 26, 2016, the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice will hold a teleconference marking the Twentieth Anniversary of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The CRA gives Congress the power to disapprove certain types of “economically significant” regulations before they go into effect. Although previously an afterthought, the CRA has recently taken on new life as Congress has attempted to disapprove a number of high-profile regulations-sometimes resulting in presidential vetoes.

“A lot of folks do not know much about the CRA — much less do they know how it has been used in recent years” said Aaron Nielson, Professor at Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School and moderator of the program. “But this long forgotten law may prove to be important going forward, especially when it comes to things like ‘midnight regulations,’” he added. “I’m excited to hear what the panel has to say.”

The purpose of this teleforum is to explore what the CRA is, how it works, how it has been used, and what its future might be.Distinguished panelists include: William Levi, Chief Counsel, U.S. Senator Mike Lee; Emily Hammond, Professor, George Washington University Law School; Andy Grewal, Professor, University of Iowa Law School; and Section Chair Jeffrey A. Rosen.

There is no cost associated with this program, but registration is required.

RSVP with your preferred email address by Wednesday, May 25, 2016 to 202-662-1582.

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