About the bill
It’s been a rough 2017 for the Environmental Protection Agency.Four days into Donald Trump’s presidency, EPA staff were banned from speaking with reporters or updating social media, as the administration delayed implementation of 30 Obama-era environmental rules. EPA’s new administrator Scott Pruitt — who remains a plaintiff in multiple suits against the EPA — saw his emails released, revealing the extent to which he cooperated with fossil fuel interests and other anti-environmental donors as Oklahoma attorney general. Just this week, the White House unveiled their proposed budget which ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on February 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
Feb 3, 2017
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H.R. 861 (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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To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency, H.R. 861, 115th Cong. (2017).
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