S. 1747 (110th): Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2007

Jun 29, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 3045 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 16, 2007

Arlen Specter
Senator from Pennsylvania
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Jun 29, 2007
6 pages
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This bill was introduced on June 29, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 29, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 29, 2007
Full Title

A bill to regulate the judicial use of presidential signing statements in the interpretation of Act of Congress.


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4 cosponsors (2D, 1I, 1R) (show)

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Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2007 - Prohibits any state or federal court from relying on or deferring to a presidential signing statement as a source of authority when determining the meaning of any Act of Congress.
Requires any federal or state court, in any action, suit, or proceeding regarding the construction or constitutionality, or both, of any Act of Congress in which a presidential signing statement was issued, to permit the Senate, through the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, or the House, through the Office of General Counsel for the House, or both, to participate as an amicus curiae, and to present an oral argument on the question of the Act's construction or constitutionality, or both.
Authorizes the full Congress, in any such suit, to pass a concurrent resolution declaring its view of the proper interpretation of the Act of Congress at issue, clarifying Congress's intent or its findings of fact, or both.
Requires the federal or state court in question to permit Congress, through the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, to submit any such passed resolution into the record of the case as a matter of right.
Makes it the duty of each federal or state court, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to advance on the docket and to expedite to the greatest possible extent the disposition of any matter brought under this Act.

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