Grothman Votes in Favor of Oversight for Midnight Rules

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Washington, January 4, 2017 | Bernadette Green ((202) 225-2476) | comments

(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.


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