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The Congressional Review Act requires GAO to report on major rules that federal agencies make, including summaries of the procedural steps taken by the agencies.

Federal agencies promulgating rules must submit a copy to both houses of Congress and GAO before the rules can take effect. (Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C.§ 801(a)(1)(A) ). We track all rules (major and non-major) submitted to us.

Federal agencies can submit rules to GAO using the Submission of Federal Rules under the Congressional Review Act (PDF, 2 pages).

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