About the resolution
###The context and what the bill does
The Obama Administration in its closing days instituted a new regulation instituting a novel form of gun control. The rule Public Law 115–8 was recently passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to overturn this rule.
###What supporters say
Republicans saw this as an unconstitutional infringement on the Second Amendment and power grab by a Democratic administration whose party had just been voted out of office. They called the existing classifications arbitrary. Other groups like the ACLU added that the rule noted in floor remarks. “The ‘personal opinion’ of a bureaucrat cannot be the basis for taking away a person’s Second Amendment rights. Further… the ‘disorder list’ is a convoluted mess of afflictions that may or may not cause someone to …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 28, 2017
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on February 28, 2017.
120 Cosponsors (119 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Guthrie Fights Burdensome Regulations”
— Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 17, 2017
“Rep. Kelly Releases Annual Report for 2017”
— Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 8, 2018
“Murphy statement on senate vote to weaken background check system”
— Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT] on Feb 15, 2017
H.J.Res. 40 (115th) 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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 40. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. No. 115-8, H.R.J. Res. 40, 115th Cong. (2017).
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