Biden Racing To Prepare For Trump’s Victory

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( – In the past few weeks, the Biden administration has been working hard to ensure that their health care policies, including the anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients, abortion data privacy, and other consequential policies will be protected if former President Donald Trump wins back the White House. 

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is a fast-track legislative tool that would give lawmakers the right to nullify rules even after they have been completed by the executive branch. The CRA will also block agencies from pursuing rules that are “substantially similar” unless ordered by Congress. 

Rules completed before the “look-back” window which opens during the last 60 legislative days of the 2024 session will remain protected. However, it is unlikely that anyone will know when those days are until after Congress has adjourned. 

George Washington University put out a review in which it is noted that the window usually falls somewhere between May and August, with the most regular dates being in July. The majority of the rules that the administration is looking to protect had first been published in April. 

The White House has received a lot of praise from advocacy groups for finalizing the regulations which they have stated will protect vulnerable populations.

Families USA Deputy Senior Director of Health Policy, Ben Anderson, argued that the Biden administration was advancing important policies relating to affordability, access, and health care. He noted that if the rules are not finalized quickly enough then it could all unravel during a future Congress. 

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