About the bill
H.R. 26 amends the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to require congressional approval of major agency regulations before those regulations can go into effect.
Specifically, the bill requires Congress to pass, and the President to sign, a joint resolution approving a new major regulation issued by a regulatory agency before the regulation may take effect, instead of requiring Congress to disapprove of such regulations. Major regulations are those that produce $100 million or more in impacts on the U.S. economy, spur major increases in costs or prices for consumers, or have certain other significant adverse effects on the economy. For non-major rules, H.R. 26 continues the current process of allowing the rule to take effect unless Congress passes and the President signs a resolution of disapproval, or Congress overrides a presidential …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017
Length: 24 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 5, 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).
160 Cosponsors (160 Republicans)
Ordered Reported — May 17, 2017
What legislators are saying
“Guthrie Votes to Halt Burdensome Regulations, Increase Government Transparency”
— Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 6, 2017
“Dr. Rand Paul’s REINS Act Passed by Senate Committee”
— Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] on May 17, 2017
H.R. 26 (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. 26. 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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