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H.R. 26 (115th): Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

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.[1] 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 ...

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Doug Collins

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017
Length: 24 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 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 January 5, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

See Instead

S. 21 (same title)
Ordered Reported — May 17, 2017

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History

Jan 3, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jan 5, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Mar 29, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

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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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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