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H.R. 715 (117th): To promote accountability and transparency in future executive orders.

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Is freshman Rep. Tracey Mann obscuring the purpose of his transparency bills by naming them after himself?


President Joe Biden signed 22 executive orders in his first week, more than his seven predecessors signed in all of their first weeks combined. (The exact numbers: four for Donald Trump, five for Barack Obama, zero for George W. Bush, two for Bill Clinton, one for George H.W. Bush, zero for Ronald Reagan, and one for Jimmy Carter.)

Biden’s unprecedented reliance on executive orders has provoked consternation not only from his opponents, but even from his ostensibly supporters. The New York Times editorial board, which endorsed Biden in October, wrote their first negative piece about him published during his presidency on his eighth day in office, with an editorial titled …

Sponsor and status

Tracey Mann

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)



Feb 2, 2021

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H.R. 715 (117th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 715. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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