March 21, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 49 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT RESOLUTION; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 49
(Senate - March 21, 2017)
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[Pages S1858-S1859] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT RESOLUTION Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, on one final matter, over the past several weeks, the Senate has been working to bring much needed relief from the regulatory onslaught of the last 8 years. Using the Congressional Review Act, or CRA, we have already taken action to end regulations that threaten jobs, weaken our economy, and undermine States' authority. Today we will continue to move forward with our efforts to block more unnecessary regulations that hold our country back in a number of ways. The CRA resolution that we will consider today will end regulation that undercuts Alaska's ability to manage its fish and wildlife resources. As a coalition of hunters, fishing enthusiasts, and conservationists recently wrote me, ``Congress promised that the citizens of Alaska, working through their Department of Fish and Game would be able to manage their own fish and wildlife, as do the other 49 states.'' Passing this CRA resolution will roll back the administration's overreach and restore the State-Federal balance that Congress originally intended. Our colleagues from Alaska, Senator Murkowski and Senator Sullivan, are the sponsors of this resolution we will consider today. They know the damage this regulation would do to their home State. They have been working to do something about it. They have also been quick to point out the concerning precedent this rule would mean for the rest of the States. I appreciate their leadership on this issue and look forward to joining them in overturning this harmful Obama administration regulation as soon as possible. [[Page S1859]] Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will call the roll. The senior assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. SCHUMER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. ____________________