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H.R. 998 (115th): SCRUB Act

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To provide for the establishment of a process for the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jason Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2017
Length: 31 pages
Feb 9, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 1, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Smiths Regulatory Relief Passes U.S. House
    — Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8] (Sponsor) on Mar 1, 2017

Sessions Statement on Passage of Three Regulatory Reform Measures
    — Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX32, 2003-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 2, 2017

Congressman DeSaulnier Passes Measure to Protect Public Health
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11] on Feb 28, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 998 will add $30 million in new spending through 2022.


Feb 9, 2017

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Feb 14, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Feb 21, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Mar 1, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 998 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 998. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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