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Congress repeals Obama's regulations

Posted: 2017-05-07

Congress repeals Obama’s regulations

The 1996 Congressional Review Act gave Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump a rare opportunity to repeal the Obama administration’s 11th-hour regulations without facing Democratic filibusters in the Senate — a window that expires Thursday. Here are the 14 regulations that Congress voted to wipe off the books.

Consumer Privacy

Area/Agency AffectedLatest actionSubjectWhat the regulation did
Federal Communications Commission Trump signed 04/3/2017 Broadband privacy Limited internet providers' ability to use or sell personal data such as their customers' browsing history

Education

Area/Agency AffectedLatest actionSubjectWhat the regulation did
Education Department Trump signed 03/27/2017 Accountability and state plans Held schools accountable for student performance under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
Education Department Trump signed 03/27/2017 Teacher preparation standards Aimed to boost the quality of academic programs that train teachers. Most controversially, would have linked some federal funding for teacher education programs to students' academic performance.

Energy and environment

Area/Agency AffectedLatest actionSubjectWhat the regulation did
Securities and Exchange Commission Trump signed 02/14/2017 Anti-corruption Required energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments.
Interior Department Trump signed 02/16/2017 Stream protection Limited coal companies' ability to dispose of their mountain top mining waste in streams.
Interior Department Trump signed 03/27/2017 Land use planning Replaced a 30-year-old land-use planning process and allowed earlier input from the public in an attempt to reduce litigation. Fossil fuel companies said it would reduce their access to federal lands.
Interior Department Trump signed 04/3/2017 Alaska national wildlife refuges Barred hunting practices such as baiting and trapping animals like wolves and bears in Alaskan national wildlife refuges.

Guns

Area/Agency AffectedLatest actionSubjectWhat the regulation did
Social Security Administration Trump signed 02/28/2017 Gun restrictions for the mentally ill Blocked gun sales to some mentally ill people.

Women's health

Area/Agency AffectedLatest actionSubjectWhat the regulation did
Department of Health and Human Services Trump signed 04/13/2017 Planned Parenthood Prohibited states from cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood.

Workers

Area/Agency AffectedLatest actionSubjectWhat the regulation did
Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA Trump signed 03/27/2017 Fair pay and safe workplaces Required companies to disclose previous labor law violations when bidding for large federal contracts.
Labor Department Trump signed 03/31/2017 Drug tests for the unemployed Limited the scope of drug testing that states could require for people who receive unemployment benefits.
Labor Department Trump signed 04/3/2017 OSHA record-keeping Gave OSHA the authority to enforce recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses.
Labor Department Trump signed 04/13/2017 City, county auto-IRAs Encouraged counties and cities to create automatic-enrollment individual retirement accounts for private-sector workers whose employers don't provide pension plans.
Labor Department Senate passed 5/3/2017; awaiting Trump's signature States' auto-IRAs Granted regulatory relief to states that create auto-IRAs, which automatically enroll private sector workers whose employers don’t offer them pensions.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/07/obama-regulations-gop-midnight-rules-238051
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