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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Marino Reintroduces Bill to Stop “High-Impact” Regulations

January 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Rep. Tom Marino released the following statement after reintroducing the REVIEW Act on the first day of the 115th Congress:

“The REVIEW act is an essential piece of legislation that halts any ‘high-impact’ regulation from burdening American businesses while undergoing the appropriate public or judicial scrutiny any heavy cost rule should have. We saw wide support for this bill last Congress and I look forward to working with my colleagues and President-elect Trump to make sure this common sense legislation is brought to fruition. Washington simply cannot continue to bankroll reckless regulations on the backs of hardworking Americans.”

Background:  The REVIEW Act passed the House in the 114th Congress in September of 2016. The bill stops “high-impact rules” with annual costs over $1 billion from taking effect until all court challenges to the regulation in question are settled. A summary of this bill can be found here.

The REVIEW Act amends the Administrative Procedure Act to establish:

  • a definition for “high-impact rules”—those costing more than $1 billion annually;
  • an automatic administrative stay of all “high-impact rules” pending final judicial review if a legal challenge is filed within 60 days or the time otherwise prescribed to seek judicial review; and
  • a lifting of the stay if a challenge to the “high-impact rule” is not filed within that period.