Washington: Procedure to repeal the bills and laws approved by the current US President Barack Obama in the last few months has started. The Republican Party has submitted a special bill in this context which has been approved in the lower chamber of the US Congress, the ‘House of Representatives’. It is now understood that President Obama, after the election of President-elect Donald Trump approved more than 100 bills and rules worth 44 billion dollars within only a period of one month.
After the November election, the Republican Party had won with a majority in the US Congress and there are clear indications of change in the laws and rules formulated by Obama based on this victory. The US President-elect Donald Trump has also given indications to withdraw from the ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (TPP) deal and likewise to overturn the rules and regulations concerning migrants, energy and environment. Senior Republican party leaders had even threatened to crush President Obama’s ambitious healthcare insurance plan, ‘Obamacare’.
Against this backdrop, after the new term of the US congress commenced on Tuesday, the success gained by the ‘House of Representatives’ in demolishing the bills passed by President Obama within 24 hours,has caused agitation in the political circle. The ‘Midnight Rule Relief Act’ on Wednesday, was passed in the ‘House of Representatives’ by a vote of 238-184. This bill is to be submitted in the upper chamber of Congress.
While the Democratic party has strongly opposed these proceedings, reactions of displeasure have emerged from the US industrial sector. The White House has warned to use the power of veto if the bill is approved and reaches President Obama. However, the Republican members of the US Congress have endorsed the new bill. The Republican members of US Congress believe that the problems caused by the Obama Administration due to the approval of unnecessary bills and rules in its last stage have ended and that the obstacles faced by the American citizens would diminish. The bills and rules approved by President Obama in the last 60 legislative days of a congressional session, would be cancelled. This includes bills related to the environment, Energy sector and wages. President-elect Trump and his close aides had already warned of nullifying laws with the Obama Administration legacy.
Only a few days ago, President Trump had indicated to make amendments to the ‘CIA‘ along with the US Intelligence Agency.