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S. 119 (115th): Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017

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

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017
Length: 15 pages
Introduced:

Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Jan 12, 2017
 
Introduced

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

S. 119 (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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