Notice & Comment

“New Life for the Congressional Review Act?”

On May 26, I’ll be moderating a free teleforum for the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Rulemaking Committee on the Congressional Review Act. (Jeff Rosen, who is participating in the teleforum, has written here about the CRA.) Here is the relevant information from the ABA:

May 26, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

New Life for the Congressional Review Act?

Confirmed Panelists:

William Levi, Chief Counsel, Senator Mike Lee

Emily Hammond, Professor, George Washington University Law School

Andy Grewal, Professor, University of Iowa Law School

Jeffrey A. Rosen, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, former General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget

Moderator: Aaron Nielson, Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

This year marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the Congressional Review Act’s enactment. The intended purpose of the CRA is to give Congress the option to disapprove certain types of “economically significant” regulations before they go into effect. Yet for many years this statute was largely an afterthought. Recently, however, the CRA appears to have taken on new life as Congress has attempted to disapprove a number of high-profile regulations-sometimes resulting in presidential vetoes. The CRA is particularly timely now, moreover, because the Congressional Research Service has determined that the next Congress and President will be able to use the CRA to review rules promulgated after May 16, 2016. How the CRA works thus merits close attention. Join our distinguished panelists as they assess the past, present, and future of the CRA.

NO CLE Credit is available for this program.

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

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


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