About the bill
Have federal agencies been given too much power and leniency by federal courts to write policy?
In a 1984 case dealing with air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court ruled that any federal agency rule or regulation should be upheld as constitutional if it was deemed “reasonable” and if Congress hadn’t legislated on the precise issue at question.
The practice which emerged in the subsequent decades has been nicknamed “the _Chevron _deference,” in which courts usually defer to an inherent presumption of constitutionality regarding federal regulations. This made it far harder, though not impossible, for courts to strike down rules or regulations set by federal agencies as unconstitutional.
Thousands of federal regulations have been issued by agencies ever since, most prominently from the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Nebraska. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019
Length: 3 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on March 27, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Mar 27, 2019
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S. 909 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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