H. R. 4768
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 16, 2016
Mr. Ratcliffe (for himself, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Marino, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Buck, Mr. Yoho, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Brat, Mrs. Love, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Babin, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Messer, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Labrador, Mr. Trott, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Issa, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Culberson, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Walker, Mr. Olson, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Renacci, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Gosar, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Griffith, and Mr. Smith of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.
This Act may be cited as the
Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016.
Judicial review of statutory and regulatory interpretations
Section 706 of title 5, United States Code, is amended, in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking
all relevant questions of law, interpret constitutional and statutory provisions and inserting
de novo all relevant questions of law, including the interpretation of constitutional and statutory provisions and rules.