Panels delay markups on rule-busting bills, resolutions

By Manuel Quiñones | 06/28/2024 06:22 AM EDT

Both the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees were poised to vote on regulations legislation.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks with reporters.

House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) delayed a markup Thursday that included Congressional Review Act resolutions. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The House Energy and Commerce Committee canceled a planned markup Thursday on legislation to undo several EPA rules.

The panel was set to vote on four Congressional Review Act Resolutions against tailpipe, power plant and soot rules. Also on the agenda was the bipartisan “AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act,” H.R. 8449.

Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) scrapped the session due to House GOP divisions over contentious online privacy legislation.


Separately, the Judiciary Committee was planning to vote on H.R. 115, from Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, which would make it easier for Congress to kill rules issued during the final days of a president’s term, and H.R. 358, from Rep. Ben Cline of Virginia, to expand the scope of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.