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H.R. 10 (112th): Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011

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To 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.

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Sponsor and status

Geoff Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2011
Length: 21 pages
Jan 20, 2011
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 7, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.


204 Cosponsors (203 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 (Dec 6, 2011)

What legislators are saying

Olson votes for accountability in the regulatory process
    — Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22, 2009-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 7, 2011

Congressman Larry Bucshon Votes to Reign in Government Red Tape
    — Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 7, 2011

Rogers Supports REINS Act to Rein in Federal Red Tape
    — Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 7, 2011

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Jan 20, 2011

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 25, 2011
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 7, 2011
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 10 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 10. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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