Congressional Review Act Research

Expanding Democracy and Restoring Constitutional Structures

In 2017, Republicans used part of the 1996 Contract with America to repeal 15 statutory delegations to federal agencies. Those included privacy protections, anti-corruption protections, labor protections, education protections, consumer protections, and environmental protections. One stopped internet service providers from selling customers' information. Another required mining companies to use the latest science to keep streams cleaner.

Congress ignored our most sacred law as it removed those protections. It violated the Constitution using a statutory innovation called the Congressional Review Act--on top of the already-unconstitutional Senate filibuster rules.

Citizens for Constitutional Integrity is reviewing the possibility of expanding democracy and restoring the Framers' procedure for passing legislation

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