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Regulatory Reform Legislation

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House of Representatives

H.R. 5 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017Passed HouseTo reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes.
H.R. 10 - Financial CHOICE Act of 2017Passed House; parts also incorporated in other measuresTo create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.
H.R. 21 - Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017Passed HouseTo amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for midnight rules, and for other purposes.
H.R. 26 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017Passed HouseTo amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
H.R. 33 - Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes.
H.R. 41 - Preventing Overreach Within the Executive Rulemaking System (POWERS) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo amend title 5, United States Code, to require agencies to respond to comments from congressional committees about proposed rulemaking, and for other purposes.
H.R. 45 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents.
H.R. 50 - Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes.
H.R. 74 - Require Evaluations before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo amend title 5, United States Code, to postpone the effective date of high-impact rules pending judicial review.
H.R. 75 - All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo amend title 5, united States Code, to provide for the publication, by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, of information relating to rulemakings, and for other purposes.
H.R. 76 - Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.
H.R. 77 - Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R. 77)Referred to CommitteeTo require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule.
H.R. 78 - SEC Regulatory Accountability ActPassed HouseTo improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.
H.R. 462 - Reforming Executive Guidance (REG) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo amend title 5, United States Code, to include guidance documents in the congressional review process of agency rulemaking.
H.R. 469 - Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017Passed HouseTo impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.
H.R. 806 - Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017Passed HouseTo facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.
H.R. 848 - Farm Regulatory Certainty ActReferred to CommitteeTo amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to incentivize efficient nutrient management practices and to clarify the citizen suit provisions of such Act, and for other purposes.
H.R. 953 - Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017Passed HouseTo amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
H.R. 978 - Regulatory Improvement Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo establish an independent advisory committee to review certain regulations, and for other purposes.
H.R. 998 - Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) ActPassed HouseTo provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1004 - Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017Passed HouseTo amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1009 - OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability ActPassed HouseTo amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1430 - Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act of 2017Passed HouseTo prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.
H.R. 1654 - Water Supply Permitting Coordination ActPassed HouseTo authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1917 - Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.
H.R. 2438 - Fighting Against Imbalanced Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit any regulation under such Act concerning the emissions of carbon dioxide from a fossil fuel-fired electric generating unit from taking effect until the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency makes certain certifications, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2623 - Lessening Regulatory Costs and Establishing a Federal Regulatory Budget Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo provide for a method by which the economic costs of significant regulatory actions may be offset by the repeal of other regulatory actions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3117 - Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, or the social cost of nitrous oxide, in taking any action, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3442 - Reset Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to provide for a study and reconsideration by Congress of certain major rules, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3506 - Article I Restoration Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to sunset new Federal regulatory rules after 3 years, and for other purposes.

 

Senate

S. 21 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017Reported Favorably by CommitteeTo amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
S. 34 - Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017Reported Favorably by CommitteeTo amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for midnight rules, and for other purposes.
S. 56 - Regulations Endanger Democracy Act (RED Tape Act) of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to require each agency to repeal or amend 2 or more rules before issuing or amending a rule.
S. 119 - Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.
S. 263 - Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to facilitate efficient State implementation of ground-level ozone standards, and for other purposes.
S. 327 - Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017Signed into LawTo direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, and for other purposes.
S. 340 - Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
S. 452 - Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length (ORDEAL) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to amend the Clean Air Act to delay the enforcement and implementation of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone.
S. 577 - Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2017Reported Favorably by CommitteeA bill to require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule.
S. 580 - Truth In Regulations Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to establish agency procedures for the issuance of guidance documents, and for other purposes.
S. 584 - Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017Reported Favorably by CommitteeA bill to amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes.
S. 634 - Reducing Excessive Government (REG) ActReferred to CommitteeA bill to require reductions in the direct cost of Federal regulations that are proportional to the amount of increases in the debt ceiling.
S. 677 - Water Supply Permitting Coordination ActReferred to CommitteeTo authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.
S. 676 - OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability ActReferred to CommitteeTo amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes.
S. 686 - Unfunded Mandates Accountability Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 to provide for regulatory impact analyses for certain rules and consideration of the least burdensome regulatory alternative, and for other purposes.
S. 839 - Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.
S. 919 - Require Evaluations before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to postpone the effective date of high-impact rules pending judicial review.
S. 951 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017Reported Favorably by CommitteeA bill to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, and for other purposes.
S. 1448 - Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to affirm the authority of the President to require independent regulatory agencies to comply with regulatory analysis requirements applicable to executive agencies, and for other purposes.
S. 1512 - Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeTo prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering, in taking any action, the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, the social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas, unless compliant with Office of Management and Budget guidance, and for other purposes.
S. 1734 - Regulatory Improvement and Transparency Act of 2017Referred to CommitteeA bill to improve the regulatory process, and for other purposes.
S. 1756 - Rebuild America Now ActReferred to CommitteeA bill to improve the processes by which environmental documents are prepared and permits and applications are processed and regulated by Federal departments and agencies, and for other purposes.