Hmmm. I never knew that congress had veto power over policy enacted by the executive branch. To quote, Glenn Beck: “That’s weird!” But definitely good weird!
BECAUSE THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH SHOULDN’T BE LEGISLATING!!!!
Sorry, I shouldn’t have shouted at you. I just get a little worked up sometimes. I probably need to cut back on the French roast crack.
Anyway, for those of you who haven’t been following this, the Environmental Protection Agency has been getting way too big for their britches — regulating air, stuff like that. That’s because if everything’s on the verge of withering up into sizzling little cinders and blowing away, mundane issues like The Constitution don’t matter any more. Or the economy. Or personal freedom. Hand it all over or die. Bummer if it all turns out to be a leftist crock of bull, of course.
So, yes, it’s weird that Congress has veto power over rogue legislators in the Executive Branch, but, with our new Republican congress, it’s also really really good news. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:
When Republicans took control of the House in the midterms, they gained a powerful tool in combating regulatory excess with the power of the purse. Senate Republicans may use a different tool in their minority efforts to contain the EPA’s efforts to impose climate-change regulation by fiat, a rarely-used law called the Congressional Review Act. Created in 1996, the law essentially allows Congress to veto regulatory changes created by executive branch agencies, and may become a sledgehammer in battling the Obama administration’s regulatory innovations:
Can whoever found this take another look and see if they can find a similar remedy for the judicial branch?