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S. 21: Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 21, which is nearly identical to H.R. 26, amends the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to require congressional approval of major agency regulations before those regulations can go into effect.

Specifically, the bill requires Congress to pass, and the President to sign, a joint resolution approving a new major regulation issued by a regulatory agency before the regulation may take effect, instead of requiring Congress to disapprove of such regulations. Major regulations are those that produce $100 million or more in impacts on the U.S. economy, spur major ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 24 pages
Introduced:

Jan 4, 2017

Status:

Ordered Reported on May 17, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 17, 2017.

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 4, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Mar 15, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 17, 2017
 
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.

Oct 16, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

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Passed Senate (House next)

Pending
 
Passed House

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Signed by the President

S. 21 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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