About the bill
The Obama Administration skyrocketed a previously little-used method of implementing regulations by agencies like the EPA. A bill that just passed the House, the Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, would end the practice.
Executive branch agencies such as the EPA had, during the Obama Administration, increasingly used a tactic derisively nicknamed by opponents as “sue and settle.”
Under this approach, a (usually pre-arranged) _supportive _individual or organization, such as a progressive activist group, will sue an agency like the EPA, rather than the agency being ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
Length: 22 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 25, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Collins Bill to Stop Sue-and-Settle Abuse”
— Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9] (Sponsor) on Oct 25, 2017
“House Passes Article I Bill to Restore Congress’s Constitutional Authority”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 25, 2017
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 469 (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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Congressional Article I Powers Strengthening Act, H.R. 469, 115th Cong. (2017).
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