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S. 1376: No Hearing, No Vote Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 15, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1376

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 15, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Wyden, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Sanders, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Mr. Brown, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, Mr. Coons, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Duckworth, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Franken, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Markey, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Peters, Mr. Reed, Mr. Schatz, Mrs. Shaheen, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Udall, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Warren, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget

A BILL

To ensure that all fast-tracked reconciliation bills are subject to a committee hearing, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Hearing, No Vote Act of 2017.

2.

Committee hearings for reconciliation bills

(a)

In general

Section 310 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 641) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(h)

Committee hearings for reconciliation bills

It shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution, unless—

(1)

the reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution was—

(A)

ordered reported to the Senate under subsection (b)(1) by the committee of the Senate receiving reconciliation instructions; or

(B)

reported by the Committee on the Budget of the Senate under subsection (b)(2) after receiving recommendations ordered to be reported to the Committee on the Budget by 1 or more committees of the Senate receiving reconciliation instructions; and

(2)

each committee that ordered reported the reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution or ordered recommendations to be reported to the Committee on the Budget held not less than 1 hearing regarding any major provision of the reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution within the jurisdiction of such committee.

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(b)

Waiver and appeal

Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 note) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c)(1), by inserting 310(h), after 310(d)(2),; and

(2)

in subsection (d)(2), by inserting 310(h), after 310(d)(2),.