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H.R. 469: Congressional Article I Powers Strengthening Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 469 increases accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process by providing more scrutiny of rulemaking resulting from suits against federal agencies, mandating increased transparency of reporting requirements for payments made from the Judgment Fund, and strengthening the rights of Congress to intervene or participate as an amicus in litigation, particularly litigation regarding the constitutionality of Congress’ statutes.

Title I—The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act (H.R. 469)

The bill would increase transparency and judicial scrutiny of consent decrees and settlements, and ensure that rulemaking ...

Sponsor and status

Doug Collins

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

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
Length: 22 pages

Jan 12, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 25, 2017

This bill passed in the House on October 25, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


45% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 12, 2017

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Jul 12, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Oct 16, 2017
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Oct 23, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Rules

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Oct 25, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 469 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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