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GOP looks to ban 'midnight regulations' by lame-duck Obama

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Seven House Republicans on Tuesday introduced legislation that would prohibit a lame duck president from issuing significant regulations.

The Midnight Rule Relief act, H.R. 4607, follows an April letter from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) that urged President Obama not to pass any "midnight regulations."

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"We believe that issuing a raft of midnight regulations would be inconsistent with your January 2009 commitment to transparency and accountability in the rulemaking process," they wrote.

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