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Transparency: GOP Introduces 'Midnight Regulations' Ban in Congress

Equality72521 Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 11:05 AM
That it forethought! Thank God somebody is acting!

Back in 2008, Candidate Obama ran for president on a platform of change, including promises of government transparency, the likes of which we'd never seen before. Of course, countless scandals -- from Solyndra to Fast and Furious -- prove that we're still not seeing that transparency. However, several Republican lawmakers are out to force the president to meet his own standards. They're introducing legislation that would bar the president from passing any "midnight resolutions," orders lame duck presidents issue in the last minutes of executive office.

The Midnight Rule Relief Act, H.R. 4607, follows an