National Review: Three Cheers for the Congressional Review Act
Over on National Review, PLF’s Todd Gaziano and I argue that the CRA remains essential to restoring political accountability over the administrative state, and it’s as important as ever for Congress and the President to use the CRA to its full potential. Our article also responds to a poorly reasoned post by Public Citizen. Here’s a taste:
The recent revival of the CRA has allowed the statute to achieve its purpose. At long last, Congress is more politically accountable for agency regulations. That’s evident through not only the praise of supporters but also the sharp criticisms of Public Citizen and other pro-regulation groups, which are the real “special interests” opposed to democratic action. We should continue to praise or criticize Congress’s use of the CRA as appropriate and let the voters be the judge.