House Republicans on Wednesday kicked off their efforts to block or undo scores of regulations and executive orders issued by President Barack Obama.
On a near party-line vote, lawmakers approved legislation that would allow Congress to overturn, with a single vote, executive branch regulations finalized near the end of an outgoing president's term.
The bill was approved, 238-184, and now goes to the Senate. Four Democrats joined 234 Republicans to support the bill.
Republicans said the bill would stem what they call a growing trend by presidents of both parties to impose costly "midnight rules" during their last few months in office.
The bill's chief...