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H.R. 1430 (115th): HONEST Act

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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 ...

Sponsor and status

Lamar Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Mar 8, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Pearce supports transparency in government agencies
    — Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 30, 2017

Merkley, Colleagues Question Pruitt’s Effort to Limit EPA’s Use of Science
    — Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR] on Apr 24, 2018

Senate Democrats Release New Compilation of Over 100 Oversight Letters President Trump Refuses to Answer
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] on Jun 7, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1430 will add $5 million in new spending through 2022.

History

Mar 8, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Mar 9, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 29, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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