Washington, D.C. – The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee asked the Department of Defense on Nov. 21 not to issue any midnight regulations before the transfer of power from the Obama to Trump Administration.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) urged Defense Secretary Ash Carter to suspend the development and implementation of any new rules and regulations, especially those related to personnel.

“Military personnel policy will continue to be a priority for the defense committees during the next Congress, building on the landmark reforms that have begun over the past two years,” the letter said. “Until that time, please refrain from making and further implementing any major policy changes through executive action.”

Other potentially controversial rules could include those related to military personnel ratings, standards, uniforms, and job titles, the letter added.