(The Hill) President Obama’s window for issuing major regulations is beginning to close.
While there is disagreement among experts about the drop-dead date, most say the administration has only until the spring or early summer to pursue additional environmental, health and labor protections before Obama leaves office.
Sam Batkins, the director of regulatory policy at the conservative American Action Forum, estimated the president has until May 17 to issue regulations without fear that the next Congress or administration will reverse them.
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"The administration generally knows this date and is aware of the Congressional Review Act, and members of Congress are aware as well," he said.