About the bill
Environmental Protection Agency supporters have had a rough couple of months: a potential 31 percent budget cut, a new administrator who made his name by suing the EPA for overreach, and congressional bills to abolish the agency or at least prevent it from regulating climate change-causing greenhouse gases.
Another bill that passed the House would curtail the ability of the EPA to issue any environmental regulation based upon the science they cite.
What the bill does and what supporters say
The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act, labelled H.R. 1430 in the House, would prevent the EPA from “proposing, finalizing, or disseminating” any regulation unless the science cited is “the best available science,” “specifically identified,” publicly available online, and reproducible. The legislation was Introduced by …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 29, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
29 Cosponsors (28 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Pearce supports transparency in government agencies”
— Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 30, 2017
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 1430 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1430. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill 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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HONEST Act, H.R. 1430, 115th Cong. (2017).
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