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H.R. 4809: GOOD Act

About the bill

Should de facto regulations, which were adopted under a less circuitous process, be centralized for the public to read — in a way that might make them easier for Congress to repeal?

Context

The Obama Administration would often have its federal agencies eschew official “rules” or “regulations” by instead issuing “guidance” or “statements of policy.” Technically these were able to avoid the bureaucratic requirements associated with issuing “rules” or “regulations” which have to go through a more cumbersome process including public comment.

These guidance documents are supposed to be voluntary and ...

Sponsor and status

Mark Walker

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

Jan 16, 2018

Status:

Ordered Reported on Mar 15, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 15, 2018.

Prognosis:

22% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 16, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 15, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Pending
 
Passed House (Senate next)

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4809 is 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.

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