About the bill
Often it’s the only way that legislation will get passed anymore — bits and pieces from various forms of legislation will be cobbled together into one package. Even if a representative or senator disagrees with some provision, they might still vote for the overall bill as a compromise.
Rep. Mia Love (R-UT4) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) think it’s time for that famous (or infamous) tradition in Congress to end. They have introduced the One Subject at a Time Act, H.R. 4335 and S. 1572, to stop the practice. The legislation would require all bills in Congress to only deal with a single topic, to be clearly expressed in the bill’s title (so no more confusing titles). More controversially, it would also void any act that deals with two …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2016
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on January 6, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
18 Cosponsors (18 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
Jan 6, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 10, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 395 (115th).
H.R. 4335 (114th) 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. 4335. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
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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