H.R. 2997: One In, Two Out Act

Aug 02, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Michael McCaul
Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on August 2, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Aug 02, 2013
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

9% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To require each agency to repeal two existing regulations before issuing a new regulation, and for other purposes.


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22 cosponsors (22R) (show)

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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Library of Congress Summary

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One In, Two Out Act - Prohibits a federal agency from:
(1) issuing a new rule unless such agency has repealed two or more existing rules that impose a cost or responsibility on a nongovernmental person or state or local government and that are, to the extent practicable, related to the new rule; or
(2) issuing a major rule (generally, a rule that has an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more) unless such agency has repealed two or more rules that are related to such major rule and the cost of the new major rule is less than or equal to the cost of the rules being repealed.
Requires any rule that is repealed to be published in the Federal Register.

House Republican Conference Summary

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