To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for "midnight rules", and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 49th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2016
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 17, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
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8 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Goodlatte Praises Passage of Bill to Stop Midnight Rules”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 17, 2016
“Sessions Votes to Hault Obama's Year-End Regulatory Spree”
— Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX17] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 17, 2016
Sep 9, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 14, 2016
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Sep 21, 2016
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary
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Nov 17, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Jan 4, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 21 (115th).
H.R. 5982 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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