Why Congress Needs to Improve Its Regulatory Oversight


Why Congress Needs to Improve Its Regulatory Oversight

December 2, 2022

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This piece was originally published in National Review.

With Republicans set to control the House of Representatives in 2023, President Biden will no longer be able to count on passing large legislative packages to achieve his policy aims. If he continues the practices of his predecessors for decades, that will mean an increased reliance on executive orders, regulations, and guidance from federal agencies.

In other words, expect a redux of President Obama’s “pen and phone” strategy.

The new House majority must conduct oversight and leverage the legislative and appropriations processes to counter the Biden administration’s likely plans for using executive authority. But over the longer term, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle should strengthen the legislative branch’s capacity to oversee regulations and restore the proper balance of governing power under the Constitution.

Click here to read the full piece in National Review.

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