WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress would gain major new power over government regulations under legislation set for approval by the Republican-run House.

Republicans say the major shift in power, from unelected regulators to elected lawmakers, is needed to kill the most costly regulations — with an economic impact of more than $100 million. Republicans call those rules job killers.

Democrats contend Republicans would use the authority to jeopardize Americans' health care, workplace and food safety and protection from defective products, among other things.

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