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H.R. 4956 (114th): End Executive Overreach Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 15, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4956

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Allen, Mr. Babin, Mr. Barr, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Brat, Mr. Buck, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Cole, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Cook, Mr. Culberson, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Guinta, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Holding, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Hultgren, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Lance, Mr. Long, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. McClintock, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Perry, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Ross, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Tipton, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Walker, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Forbes, Mrs. Black, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Schweikert, Mrs. Hartzler, and Mr. DeSantis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide that no Federal funds, fees, or resources may be used to implement certain Executive orders, to suspend rule making authority, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the End Executive Overreach Act.

2.

Restriction on the use of Federal funds to implement Executive orders

Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, and ending on January 21, 2017, no Federal funds, fees, or resources may be used to implement an Executive order which is issued on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Suspension of rule making authority

Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, and ending on January 21, 2017, no agency may engage in rule making relating to, or finalize a rule that is—

(1)

a major rule;

(2)

a rule that may raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles set forth in Executive Order 12866 (58 Fed. Reg. 190); or

(3)

a rule that may create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency.

4.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

The term agency has the meaning given such term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

(2)

The term major rule has the meaning given such term in section 804 of title 5, United States Code.

(3)

The term rule making has the meaning given such term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.