Blumenthal to lead oversight subcommittee on regulations

The committee will have purview over administrative practices for federal regulations, judicial review of actions by federal agencies and government fraud and abuse. 

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchChaffetz's campaign arm registers 2028 websites The Hill's 12:30 Report Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE (R-Utah) will be the ranking member of the subcommittee. Other members include Sens. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyLawmakers talk climate for Earth Day, Science March Poll: Sanders most popular senator in the US Senate Dems offer bill to restore internet privacy rules MORE (D-Vt.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharWyden pushing to mandate 'basic cybersecurity' for Senate Senators press the FCC on rural broadband affordability Senators should stop trying to turn the Supreme Court into reality TV MORE (D-Minn.) and Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeTrump wall faces skepticism on border No Congress members along Mexico border support funding Trump's wall Obama-linked group launches ads targeting Republicans on immigration MORE (R-Ariz.).

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The subcommittee will have a full plate during the 113th Congress, with the Obama administration expected to unleash a flood of regulations from the healthcare and Dodd-Frank financial reform laws.

Obama has also signaled that he will use his executive powers aggressively in his second term, which could lead to a barrage of new rules from across the federal government.