It has been the law of the land since 1996 – passed as part of the “Contract with America” back when Newt Gingrich was US Speaker of the House. Despite being on the books now for over 20 years, the Congressional Review Act was only invoked successfully one time (by President George W Bush in 2001) – until this year! And with the most recent being signed by the President this past Wednesday, it has now allowed Congress to successfully overturn 15 different Obama administration regulations, 5 of which were promulgated by the Department of Labor within 6 months of President Obama leaving office. In response this week, democrats in both the House and Senate filed identical bills to repeal the CRA. With the acronym SCRAP, the Sunset the CRA and Restore American Protections Act was filed in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tom Udall (D-NM) and in the House by Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI). With Congress in republican hands, it is unlikely that either bill sees any real movement.