“New Life for the Congressional Review Act?”

by Aaron Nielson — Sunday, May 22, 2016@Aaron_L_Nielson

On May 26, I’ll be moderating a free teleforum for the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Rulemaking Committee on the Congressional Review Act. (Jeff Rosen, who is participating in the teleforum, has written here about the CRA.) Here is the relevant information from the ABA:

May 26, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

New Life for the Congressional Review Act?

Confirmed Panelists:

William Levi, Chief Counsel, Senator Mike Lee

Emily Hammond, Professor, George Washington University Law School

Andy Grewal, Professor, University of Iowa Law School

Jeffrey A. Rosen, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, former General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget

Moderator: Aaron Nielson, Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

This year marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the Congressional Review Act’s enactment. The intended purpose of the CRA is to give Congress the option to disapprove certain types of “economically significant” regulations before they go into effect. Yet for many years this statute was largely an afterthought. Recently, however, the CRA appears to have taken on new life as Congress has attempted to disapprove a number of high-profile regulations-sometimes resulting in presidential vetoes. The CRA is particularly timely now, moreover, because the Congressional Research Service has determined that the next Congress and President will be able to use the CRA to review rules promulgated after May 16, 2016. How the CRA works thus merits close attention. Join our distinguished panelists as they assess the past, present, and future of the CRA.

NO CLE Credit is available for this program.

There is no cost associated with this program, but registration is required.

RSVP with your preferred email address by Wednesday, May 25, 2016 to: Angela.Petro@americanbar.org or 202-662-1582


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About Aaron Nielson

Professor Nielson is an associate professor at Brigham Young University Law School, where he teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. He currently serves as a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal agency that studies the administrative process and makes recommendations on ways to improve it. He also co-chairs the Rulemaking Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. Previously he chaired the Section's Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee. Before joining the academy, Professor Nielson was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP (where he remains of counsel). He also has served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_L_Nielson.

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