About the bill
H.R. 1644 would prohibit the Department of the Interior (DOI) from issuing any rule regarding prohibited surface mining areas near streams until a year after the National Academy of Science (NAS) has submitted an evaluative report of the current rule to Congress. It gives two years for NAS to submit the report, meaning DOI would be prevented from issuing further rules for up to three years. The bill would also expand transparency requirements on all scientific products and raw data used by DOI to develop any rule regarding surface mining regulation. It passed the House Tuesday with partisan Republican support. The Democratic Whip urged Democrats to vote no, and the White House has issued a veto threat should the bill pass in both chambers.
The Stream Buffer Zone (SBZ) rule, …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016
Length: 8 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 12, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
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34 Cosponsors (34 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Guthrie Votes to Curb Regulatory Overreach”
— Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 13, 2016
H.R. 1644 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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