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S. 34: Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017

About the bill

President Obama’s administration issued a record number of regulations during the lame duck sessionafter the election. Known as “midnight rules,” these actions drew the ire of Republicans who considered them liberal executive overreach during the end of a presidency whose party had just been voted out of office. A bill passed by the House could make it much easier for Congress to overturn these regulations.

What the bill does

The Midnight Rules Relief Act, H.R. 21 and S. 34, would allow Congress to overturn any presidential or ...

Sponsor and status

Ron Johnson

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Wisconsin. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 5, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

Jan 5, 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:

19% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 5, 2017
 
Introduced

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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 5, 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)

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Passed House

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Signed by the President

S. 34 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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