2016 Scorecard Vote
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) sponsored H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016, which would threaten public protections affecting the environment, public health, and safety that are often years, if not decades, in the making. This bill would amend the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to allow for an en bloc disapproval of all regulations finalized near the end of presidential terms. In addition to nullifying standards through a rushed and non-transparent process, this extreme legislation would prohibit similar standards from being developed in the future. On November 17, the House passed H.R. 5982 by a vote of 240-179 (House roll call vote 585). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.