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Fact Check: Resolution Disapproving the FCC's Internet Rules

Mar 7, 2011

- The Congressional Review Act provides Congress the authority to reverse federal regulations issued by unelected bureaucrats.  H.J.Res. 37 would eliminate uncertainty created in the marketplace by the FCC's overreaching power-grab.

- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, an original cosponsor of the CRA, has described the process as a "reasonable, sensible approach to regulatory reform."

- In the House, a resolution of disapproval is subject to the ordinary legislative process; however, it is not subject to amendment.

- In the Senate, the CRA provides an expedited process to overcome filibusters and get the disapproval to the president's desk.