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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.

 

Congressional Review Act Resolutions

S.J.Res. 34 - Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services (April 3, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission entitled "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services." The rule published on December 2, 2016: (1) applies the customer privacy requirements of the Communications Act of 1934 to broadband Internet access service and other telecommunications services, (2) requires telecommunications carriers to inform customers about rights to opt in or opt out of the use or the sharing of their confidential information, (3) adopts data security and breach notification requirements, (4) prohibits broadband service offerings that are contingent on surrendering privacy rights, and (5) requires disclosures and affirmative consent when a broadband provider offers customers financial incentives in exchange for the provider's right to use a customer's confidential information.
H.J.Res. 37 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (March 27, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on August 25, 2016, relating to revising the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13673 concerning contractor compliance with labor laws.
H.J.Res. 38 - Stream Protection Rule (February 26, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the Stream Protection Rule finalized by the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 20, 2016. The rule addresses the impacts of surface coal mining operations on surface water, groundwater, and the productivity of mining operation sites.
H.J.Res. 40 - Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (February 28, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the “Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 rule finalized by the Social Security Administration on December 19, 2016. The rule implements a plan to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System the name of an individual who meets certain criteria, including that benefit payments are made through a representative payee because the individual is determined to be mentally incapable of managing them. (Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and purchase or possession by a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective.)
H.J.Res. 41 - Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers (Feburary 14, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers" rule finalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 27, 2016. (The rule, mandated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requires resource extraction issuers to disclose payments made to governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals.)
H.J.Res. 42 - Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program; Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Provision on Establishing Appropriate Occupations for Drug Testing of Unemployment Compensation Applicants (March 31, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of Labor on August 1, 2016, relating to establishing, for
state unemployment compensation program purposes, occupations that regularly conduct drug testing.
H.J.Res. 43 - Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients (April 13, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies a Department of Health and Human Services rule regarding subrecipients of family planning grants. (Under the rule, grant recipients may prohibit an entity from receiving a subaward only for reasons related to the entity's ability to provide family planning services.)
H.J.Res. 44 - Resource Management Planning (March 27, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of the Interior on December 12, 2016, relating to revising regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
H.J.Res. 57 - Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act-Accountability and State Plans (March 27, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of Education on November 29, 2016, relating to accountability and state plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
H.J.Res. 58 - Teacher Preparation Issues (March 27, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the "Teacher Preparation Issues" rule finalized by the Department of Education on October 31, 2016. The rule implements requirements related to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
H.J.Res. 66 - Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees (May 17, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies a rule submitted by the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration regarding savings arrangements established by states for non-governmental employees. (The rule describes circumstances in which state payroll deduction savings programs with automatic enrollment would not give rise to the establishment of employee pension benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 [ERISA]. It provides guidance to states designing the programs to reduce the risk of ERISA preemption of state laws and private-sector employers that may be covered by the state laws.)
H.J.Res. 67 - Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees (April 13, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies a rule submitted by the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration regarding savings arrangements established by qualified state political subdivisions for non-governmental employees. (The rule amends a final regulation that describes how states may design and operate payroll deduction savings programs for private-sector employees, including programs that use automatic enrollment, without causing the states or private-sector employers to have established employee pension benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 [ERISA]. The amendment expands the regulation beyond states to cover qualified state political subdivisions and their programs that otherwise comply with the regulation.)
H.J.Res. 69 - Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska (April 3, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of the Interior on August 5, 2016, relating to non-subsistence takings of wildlife and public participation and closure procedures on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.
H.J.Res. 83 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness (April 3, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies the Department of Labor's rule that was published on December 19, 2016, about employers' ongoing obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
H.J.Res. 111 - Arbitration Agreements (November 1, 2017)Signed into LawThis joint resolution nullifies a rule submitted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding arbitration agreements. (The rule regulates the use of arbitration agreements in contracts for specific consumer financial products and services. It prohibits the use of a predispute arbitration agreement to prevent a consumer from filing or participating in certain class action suits. The rule also requires consumer financial product and service providers to furnish the CFPB with particular information regarding arbitrations.)