Usually the fatter bureaucracy gets, the more suffocating it becomes for the rest of us. But in this instance, big government became self-negating. In1995, the U.S. House and Senate passed the Congressional Review Act, which requires that federal agencies to submit new regulations to Congress for review and possible rejection. If the regulations aren’t submitted, they don’t become effective. Well, this recent Congressional Research Report found that Congress never received copies of over 1,000 regulations in the past decade and now a government watchdog site is wondering if the regulations are legal. Click here for more from The Heritage Foundation.
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