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S. 1818 (114th): Principled Rulemaking Act of 2015

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A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to reform the rule making process of agencies.

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Sponsor and status

James Lankford

Sponsor. Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2016
Length: 20 pages
Jul 21, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 7, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Senator Lankford Marks #CutRedTape Initiative Anniversary, Highlights Subcommittee Regulatory Work
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Sponsor) on Mar 28, 2016

Senators Heitkamp, Lankford Bipartisan Regulatory Improvement Bills Pass Committee
    — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 7, 2015

Regulatory Overhaul Bills Clear Senate Homeland Security Panel
    — Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO, 2007-2018] on Oct 7, 2015

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Jul 21, 2015

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Oct 7, 2015
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Sep 6, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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S. 1818 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1818. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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