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S. 34 (115th): Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017

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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
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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What legislators are saying

Strange steps up pressure on bloated regulatory state
    — Sen. Luther Strange [R-AL, 2017-2017] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 23, 2017

standing at albany medical center, Schumer urges administration to reverse dramatic cut to upstate new york’s hospitals; says cuts put communities in jeopardy of losing critical health care services
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY] on Oct 29, 2018

Kaptur: $249,000 to Bay Point Conservation in Ottawa County
    — Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] on Apr 13, 2018

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History

Jan 5, 2017
 
Introduced

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

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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

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S. 34 (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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