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H.R. 1507: Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2021

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About the bill

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Context

The federal government creates a lot of new rules and regulations. In 2020, a record 134 economically significant federal rules were created, defined as having an economic effect above $100 million.

These rules are usually written in “legal-ese,” not easily comprehensible to the layperson. This problem dates back to our country’s founding, as the Thomas Jefferson character rapped in Broadway’s Hamilton: “This financial plan is an outrageous demand / And it’s too many damn pages for any man to understand.”

Whether the U.S. institutes too many of these rules and regulations is a subject for another article. But as long as any federal rules and regulations are ...

Sponsor and status

Blaine Luetkemeyer

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Mar 2, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 2, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

S. 522 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Mar 17, 2021

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History

Mar 2, 2021
 
Introduced

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Passed House

 
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Signed by the President

H.R. 1507 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 H.R. 1507. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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