To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016
Length: 26 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 7, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
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22 Cosponsors (22 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“House Votes to End \"Sue and Settle\", Restores Transparency to Rulemaking Process”
— Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Jul 14, 2015
“Latta Votes to Protect Jobs, Eliminate Unnecessary Regulatory Costs”
— Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 8, 2016
H.R. 712 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2016, H.R. 712, 114th Cong. (2015).
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