Grothman Votes in Favor of Oversight for Midnight Rules
(Washington, D.C.) -- Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017.
This bill will allow Congress to swiftly respond to so-called midnight rules – when an outgoing administration hurries to implement politically-driven regulations – and overturn them if needed.
“While it’s not a new practice, midnight rules are now almost solely used to score last-minute political points,” said Grothman. “Since the impacts of these regulations often outlast the administration that created them, the Midnight Relief Act of 2017 provides Congress with much-needed oversight.”
Additionally, rushing to pass these regulations can lead to a lack of transparency and unintended side-effects, which is why it’s important for Congress to have a say.
The Midnight Rules Relief Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 238-184.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his second term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.