H.R. 2898 (112th): Regulation Moratorium and Jobs Preservation Act of 2011

Sep 12, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Reid Ribble
Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
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Sep 12, 2011
6 pages
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This bill was introduced on September 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 12, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 12, 2011
Full Title

To provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 7.7 percent.


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77 cosponsors (77R) (show)

House Oversight and Government Reform

Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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Regulation Moratorium and Jobs Preservation Act of 2011 - Prohibits any federal agency from taking any significant regulatory action until the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports a monthly unemployment rate equal to or less than 7.7%.
Defines as "significant" any regulatory action that is likely to:
(1) have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, small entities, or state, local, or tribal governments or communities;
(2) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with another agency's action;
(3) materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or
(4) raise novel legal or policy issues.
Authorizes the President to waive such prohibition if the President notifies Congress that a waiver is necessary on the basis of national security or a national emergency. Allows judicial review of all claims under this Act.

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