January 07, 2021

Bloomberg Government Talks to Ilisa Halpern Paul About Congressional Review Act and the Future of U.S. Health Care Regulations

In the article “Senate Victory Gives Democrats Hope for Narrow Health Wins (1),” Bloomberg Government talked to Ilisa Halpern Paul, MPP, president of the District Policy Group at Faegre Drinker, about the Congressional Review Act (CRA) and the future of U.S. health care regulations under the Biden administration.

The publication noted that election runoff victories in Georgia by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock give Democrats control of senate confirmation of political and judicial nominees; however, they may have difficulty passing significant legislation.

Bloomberg also stated that Democrats, with Senate control, can seek to roll back some Trump administration regulations through the CRA — a process that allows Congress to end recent regulations by a simple majority, said Halpern Paul. However, the health care regulations that Democrats want to target are generally too old to fall under the CRA.

“It is another check and balance within government,” Halpern Paul stated. “However, it is a tool with limitations.”

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