In 2016 Obama unleashed record 97,110 pages of new regulations estimated to cost Americans $6 billion. According to Reuters, under a law known as the Congressional Review Act, Congress has the right to review regulations for a certain period of time after they are issued. That means any federal regulation approved since May could be voided by the Republican-led Congress once President-elect Donald Trump moves into the White House and can sign off on their disapproval. And the best news is it only takes a simple majority (51 votes) to do so giving Senate Democrats little power to block a vote with a filibuster.
On a related note Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (more affectionately known as Chuckie-schmucky Schumer) has threatened to filibuster all or most of President-Elects cabinet nominations. In fact he has also said if Trump does not select a mainstream Supreme Court Justice nominee they will oppose the individual “with everything we have.” Just what a mainstream nominee would be is anyone’s guess, but I’d say for the Democrats to abide by any nominee that person would have to believe that the US Constitution were a living, breathing document open for most any interpretation, support free access to abortion -including partial birth abortion -anytime, anywhere, and be willing to continue to infringe on the peoples right to keep and bear arms.
And as a side note, Schumer regrets the Senate rule change known as the nuclear option in 2013 under Harry Reid which allows a president’s cabinet picks & federal judges to be approved by a simple majority instead of the old 60 votes required. The liberals changed the rules to pack the federal courts with Obama’s picks. They did that to themselves! Of course they didn’t expect that Killary would not win the election. Too bad, so sad.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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