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H.R. 1287 (115th): Executive Order Transparency Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 1, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 1287


March 1, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Grijalva, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Lee, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Nadler, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Correa, Mr. Perlmutter, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Keating, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Vela, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. O'Halleran, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Peters, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Torres, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Evans, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Clay, Mr. Neal, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Garamendi, Ms. Hanabusa, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Engel, Mr. Welch, Ms. Barragán, and Mrs. Bustos) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


To require that any Executive order be published on the White House website not less than 72 hours before the Executive order is signed.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Executive Order Transparency Act.


Posting requirement for Executive orders

Not less than 72 hours before signing any Executive order, the President shall publish the Executive order on the White House website.