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H.R. 39: Federal Sunset Act of 2019

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What if a federal agency automatically ended unless Congress voted to save it?

Context

Politicians of both parties have issued grandiose calls to abolish federal agencies, from President Trump’s call to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to some Democrats’ calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Yet while some federal agencies have seen budgets cuts or staff reductions, virtually none ever actually seem to get abolished.

Some have proposed flipping the equation around. Instead of every federal agency automatically continuing unless Congress voted to abolish it, what ...

Sponsor and status

Richard Hudson

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 20 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jan 3, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 3, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jan 3, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 39 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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