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The obscure law allowing Congress to undo Obama regulations on guns and coal in a matter of days

Feb 03, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

By the end of the day Friday, some 75,000 people the government deems mentally incapable of managing their affairs could have it that much easier to buy guns, thanks to a rarely used law allowing Congress and incoming presidents to quickly unravel an outgoing president's last-minute regulations.

Until now, the decades-old law had been used only once before in history. But Republicans are rewriting its usefulness by, well, being the first lawmakers to repeatedly use it.

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