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S. 3922: Coronavirus Regulatory Repeal Act of 2020

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About the bill

Is the COVID-19 situation an opportunity for permanent deregulation? It has been an opportunity for temporary deregulation, with the Trump administration suspending or weakening a host of regulations.


During the pandemic, the Trump Administration has temporarily suspended or weakened many existing federal rules and regulations.

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) announced non-enforcement of most environmental laws on March 26, excepting “intentional violations of criminal law.” The Department of Health and Human Services eased requirements that had prevented physicians from using apps and programs including Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, and Skype for telehealth.

Presumably, most if not all of these regulations would return to their prior pre-pandemic state of enforcement after the national emergency.

What the legislation does

Under a process used in many states called sunset provisions, laws or ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Length: 7 pages
Jun 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 9, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 9, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Jun 9, 2020

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S. 3922 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3922. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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