NACAC Opposes Use of Congressional Review Act to Repeal Public Protections

Arlington, VA (Jan. 31, 2017) — NACAC was one of 125 organizations to sign onto a letter this week opposing the use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal key federal regulations, including measures that protect students when schools defraud them or abruptly close.

Federal regulations, also referred to as rules, are critical to protect the safety of US citizens and to protect taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse.

The CRA allows Congress – with limited debate and no possibility of a filibuster – to strike down recently issued rules as long as the president does not veto its actions.

“The CRA is a blunt instrument and is not the best way to make policy,” said Michael Rose, NACAC’s director of government relations. “If the administration or Congress opposes a regulation, it should either use the rulemaking process or pass legislation that addresses the issue.”

Read the letter.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

Expand / Collapse All