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Calendar No. 8

111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 8


To return the Government to the people by reviewing controversial “midnight regulations” issued in the waning days of the Bush Administration.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 6, 2009

Mr. Reid (for himself, Mr. Levin, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Begich, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Casey, Mr. Lautenberg, Ms. Stabenow, Mrs. McCaskill, Ms. Klobuchar, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Mikulski, and Mr. Brown) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

January 7, 2009

Read the second time and placed on the calendar


A BILL

To return the Government to the people by reviewing controversial “midnight regulations” issued in the waning days of the Bush Administration.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Returning Government to the American People Act”.

SEC. 2. Sense of Congress.

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) the Bush Administration should not rush into effect major new controversial regulations in its closing days;

(2) the incoming Administration, working with the Congress, should review and, if appropriate revise or reject such “midnight regulations”; and

(3) if legislation is necessary to ensure the new Administration has this opportunity, that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, such legislation.


Calendar No. 8

111th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 8

A BILL
To return the Government to the people by reviewing controversial “midnight regulations” issued in the waning days of the Bush Administration.

January 7, 2009
Read the second time and placed on the calendar