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House Republicans have announced that they will try to block implementation of parts of the new health care and financial reform laws adopted in 2010 and EPA rules regulating Green House Gas (GHG) emissions that become effective in January. How could they hope to succeed when they control only one body of Congress and the President would veto any legislation that sought to repeal these measures? The answer is that the new Republican majority will try to pass laws “zeroing out” the appropriations necessary for the agencies to develop or enforce the rules required to implement these measures. These legislative battles are likely to be a major focus of federal regulatory activity in 2011.