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H.R. 26 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017

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    Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (as introduced) 
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Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 22: 
Agreed to by record vote of 231-187, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 265-188 on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

MANAGERS: Collins/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 26. 

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.    

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.   

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 

9. Closed rule for H. Res. 11. 

10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. 

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution. 

12. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.  

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 2Amodei (NV)RepublicanRevised Stops implementation of the Department of Interior's and United States Department of Agriculture's land use policies for Greater Sage-Grouse that do not conform with a State's Approved Management Plan for Greater Sage-Grouse for fiscal years 2017 through 2021.Submitted
4Version 1Biggs (AZ)RepublicanWithdrawn Defines all rules promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency as "major"Withdrawn
5Version 1Biggs (AZ)RepublicanWithdrawn Lowers the annual economic effect threshold for a major rule from $100,000,000 to $50,000,000Withdrawn
24Version 1Castor (FL), Pallone (NJ)DemocratLate Ensures any rule that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children is not considered a ‘major rule’ under the bill.Made In Order
21Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratLate Exempts rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act. Made In Order
22Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratLate Exempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule that prevents or is intended to prevent discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, or other protected characteristic.Submitted
9Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratExempts rules that provide for reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water.Made In Order
7Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revises monetary threshold for identification of major rules to imposition on the economy of costs of $100 million or more per year, adjusted for inflation, to conform to monetary threshold in related legislation.Made In Order
23Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratLate Requires an accounting of the greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule as well as an analysis of the impacts on low-income and rural communities. If the rule increases carbon dioxide by a certain amount or increases the risk of certain health impacts to low-income or rural communities, then the rule is defined as a major rule.Made In Order
1Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratExpands the term ‘special rule’ to include any safety product rule governing products used or consumed by children under 2 years of age.Made In Order
8Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratExempts rules that improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment.Made In Order
16Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanRequires approval by Congress both for all prospective rules and for rules currently in effect. Over the next ten years each agency would have to offer up 10 percent of their current rules for review each year and absent approval by Congress those rules would not continue in effect. Submitted
17Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanCreates a process for Congress to review all rules currently in effect over a 10 year period. Made In Order
18Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanProvides for procedures in the House for committee consideration and discharge of joint resolutions of disapproval of nonmajor rules. Submitted
19Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanEliminates the ability of a president to circumvent the procedures outlined in the bill for purposes of implementing trade agreements.Submitted
3Version 1Messer, Luke (IN)RepublicanRequires each agency promulgating a new rule to identify and repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy. Made In Order
20Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratExempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns.Made In Order
14Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratEnsures any rule that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children is not considered a ‘major rule’ under the bill.Submitted
15Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratEnsures that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a “major rule” under the bill.Made In Order
25Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratLate Ensures that any rule intended to protect public health and welfare is not considered a “major rule” under the bill.Submitted
26Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratLate Ensures that any rule made under the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” is not considered a “major rule” under the bill.Submitted
6Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratExempts any rule that restricts predatory lending to members of the Armed Forces and their families. Submitted
10Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratExempts from the definition of a "rule" in the REINS Act of 2017 any rule that pertains to workplace health and safety made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease. Made In Order
11Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratExempts from the definition of a rule under the REINS Act of 2017, any rule that pertains to the entitlement for black lung benefits of coal miners or their survivors under title IV of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.).Submitted
12Version 1Young, David (IA)RepublicanWithdrawn Improves transparency and ultimately the quality of rules and regulations, the amendment requires agencies to include the names and titles of those who participated in the crafting of a rule or regulation. Withdrawn
13Version 1Young, David (IA)RepublicanWithdrawn Promotes transparency and accountability in the rule-making process, the amendment simply requires agencies to certify personnel involved in drafting rules and regulations have filed financial disclosures. This amendment seeks to ensure those drafting regulations, which have the effect of law, are held to the same standards as Congress.Withdrawn