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S.J.Res. 22 (114th): A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

About the resolution

The President vetoed S.J.Res. 22, a joint resolution that would have voided a rule extending EPA regulatory authority over certain bodies of water. The Senate voted to override the veto, but only managed 52 of the 60 necessary votes to avoid a filibuster.

On June 29, 2015 the EPA and Department of Defense published a rule called the Clean Water Rule. The rule elaborated the definition of the term “waters of the United States” to include certain bodies of water under the regulatory authority of the EPA through ...

Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016
Length: 1 pages
Introduced:

Sep 17, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Jan 20, 2016

This resolution was vetoed by the President on January 20, 2016 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.

History

Sep 17, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 30, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 4, 2015
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jan 11, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the resolution.

Jan 13, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 20, 2016
 
Vetoed

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

S.J.Res. 22 (114th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

This joint resolution 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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