New presidential administrations come in every 4 to 8 years; these are always complicated and challenging processes involving important personnel and policy decisions. Among the less discussed of these decisions are those related to the regulatory state.
- What oversight tools are available to the executive branch?
- What is the role of Congress in the regulatory process?
- What are the unique circumstances that accompany a new administration?
Outgoing presidents may rush to cement their legacies with so-called “midnight” regulations at the end of their terms. Meanwhile, incoming presidents, especially if they have a sympathetic congress, have opportunities to overturn midnight regulations using tools such as the Congressional Review Act (CRA).
These pages provide more information on midnight regulations and how the CRA works:
- Strengthening Regulatory Review: Recommendations for the Trump Administration from Former OIRA Leaders, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law
- The White House Transition Project: OMB Briefing Book, An Insider's Guide, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy