Whether a Department of Veterans Affairs Memorandum is a Rule Under the Congressional Review Act, B-292045, May 19, 2003
B-292045, May 19, 2003
Evans: This is in response to your letter of February 7. Terminating the Vendee Loan Program is a "rule" under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). We conclude that the memorandum is not a rule that under the CRA must be submitted to Congress. It is exempt because it is a rule relating to "agency management. " is designed to keep Congress informed about the rulemaking activities of federal agencies and to allow for congressional review of rules. Including whether it is a major rule. On the date the report is submitted. Once a rule is submitted in accordance with section 801(a)(1). Special procedures for congressional consideration of a joint resolution of disapproval are available for a period of 60 session days in the Senate or 60 legislative days in the House. 5 U.S.C. 802.