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H.R. 718: 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?

Context

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
Introduced
Feb 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 2, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 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

3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 2, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 718 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. 718. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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