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S. 764: Assuring that Robust, Thorough, and Informed Congressional Leadership is Exercised Over National Emergencies Act

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Should national emergencies, like the one President Trump just declared at the Mexican border, only be in effect for one month unless approved by Congress?

Context

One of the biggest news stories of 2019 has been Trump’s February declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border. Lesser known is that there are 31 national emergencies currently in effect.

Many or even most of these are arguably no longer applicable, with the earliest instituted in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. Rather, most were simply declared by a president — and then for whatever reason, either never formally repealed, or extended with barely a thought or debate.

Most members of Congress disagreed with Trump’s national emergency declaration, including many members of his own party. Both the House and Senate voted ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2019
Length: 36 pages
Introduced
Mar 12, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Jul 24, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 24, 2019.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 764 will be negligible.

History

Mar 12, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 19, 2019
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Jul 24, 2019
 
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.

Nov 18, 2019
 
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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Signed by the President

S. 764 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. 764. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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