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H.R. 469 (115th): Congressional Article I Powers Strengthening Act

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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.

Context

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

Doug Collins

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

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
Length: 22 pages
Introduced
Jan 12, 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 October 25, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Position statements

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

Rep. Nadler Speaks Out Against Republican Efforts to Weaken Health and Safety Regulations
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Oct 25, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 469 will add $10 million in new spending through 2027.

History

Jan 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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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 25, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

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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