H.R. 367 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013

Government operations and politics. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on August 2, 2013 
Amendments:
11 proposed amendments. 7 accepted. 4 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 2, 2013.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 232 voted NO: 183
19 voted present/not voting

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Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013

H.R. 367 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
Other Titles
  • Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
  • Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
  • Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
Sponsor
Todd Young
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Business investment and capital
  • Climate change and greenhouse gases
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Congressional oversight
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Industrial policy and productivity
  • Inflation and prices
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Unemployment
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Major Actions
Introduced1/23/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (11 proposed)
Passed House8/02/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.8/01/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Sessions amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.8/01/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.8/02/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Webster (FL) amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.8/02/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 448 (Scalise) to H.R. 367: Amendment requires the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax.8/02/2013This amendment PASSED the House
237 voted YES 176 voted NO 21 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 450 (Smith) to H.R. 367: Amendment requires Congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care ...8/02/2013This amendment PASSED the House
227 voted YES 185 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 451 (Latham) to H.R. 367: Amendment clarifies that the report required to be submitted to Congress by Federal agencies ...8/02/2013This amendment PASSED the House
263 voted YES 152 voted NO 19 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 453 (Nadler) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt from the bill's Congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to ...8/02/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
186 voted YES 229 voted NO 19 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 454 (Johnson) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt from the provisions of the bill any rule that the ...8/02/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
182 voted YES 235 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 455 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt from the bill's Congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated ...8/02/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
185 voted YES 232 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 458 (Moore) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt rules pertaining to veterans from the provisions of the bill.8/02/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
190 voted YES 226 voted NO 18 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 367: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 20138/02/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
185 voted YES 229 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 367: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 20138/02/2013This bill PASSED the House
232 voted YES 183 voted NO 19 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/23/2013
1/23/2013Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
1/23/2013Referred to House Judiciary
1/23/2013Referred to House Rules
1/23/2013Referred to House Budget
2/28/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
3/05/2013Subcommittee Hearings Held.
3/20/2013Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
3/20/2013Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 6 - 3 .
4/11/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar4/11/2013Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 9.
7/19/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-160, Part I.
7/19/2013Committee on Rules discharged.
7/19/2013Committee on Budget discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar7/19/2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 115.
7/31/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 322 Reported to House. In each case the rule provides for one hour of debate on the bill and one motion to recommit for each bill.
8/01/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 322.
8/01/2013In each case the rule provides for one hour of debate on the bill and one motion to recommit for each bill.
8/01/2013House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 322 and Rule XVIII.
8/01/2013The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
8/01/2013GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 367.
8/01/2013The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
8/01/2013The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting and continued with debate on H.R. 367.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 1.
8/01/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scalise amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scalise demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis (IL) amendment No. 2.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 3.
8/01/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith(MO) amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (MO) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latham amendment No. 4.
8/01/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Latham amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sessions amendment No. 5.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 6.
8/01/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 7.
8/01/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 8.
8/01/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 9.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Webster amendment No. 11.
8/01/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 322, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 12.
8/01/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
8/01/2013Mr. Goodlatte moved that the Committee rise.
8/01/2013On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
8/01/2013Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 367 as unfinished business.
8/01/2013Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Scalise.
8/01/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney.
select this voteVote8/01/2013On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
8/01/2013Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Smith (MO).
8/01/2013Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Latham.
8/01/2013Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Sessions.
select this voteVote8/01/2013On agreeing to the Sessions amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
8/01/2013Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Nadler.
8/02/2013Considered as unfinished business.
8/02/2013The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
8/02/2013UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postopned.
8/02/2013The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 367.
8/02/2013The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
8/02/2013The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
8/02/2013Ms. Kuster moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
8/02/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kuster motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to add a section to the bill titled "Protecting Jobs, Economic Growth, and the Health and Safety of the American Public".
8/02/2013The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
8/02/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
8/02/2013Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Johnson (GA).
8/02/2013Amendment (A008) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
8/02/2013Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. McKinley.
select this voteVote8/02/2013On agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
8/02/2013Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Webster (FL).
select this voteVote8/02/2013On agreeing to the Webster (FL) amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
8/02/2013Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Moore.
select this voteVote8/02/2013H.Amdt. 448 (Scalise) to H.R. 367: Amendment requires the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax.
select this voteVote8/02/2013H.Amdt. 450 (Smith) to H.R. 367: Amendment requires Congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care ...
select this voteVote8/02/2013H.Amdt. 451 (Latham) to H.R. 367: Amendment clarifies that the report required to be submitted to Congress by Federal agencies ...
select this voteVote8/02/2013H.Amdt. 453 (Nadler) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt from the bill's Congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to ...
select this voteVote8/02/2013H.Amdt. 454 (Johnson) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt from the provisions of the bill any rule that the ...
select this voteVote8/02/2013H.Amdt. 455 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt from the bill's Congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated ...
select this voteVote8/02/2013H.Amdt. 458 (Moore) to H.R. 367: Amendment sought to exempt rules pertaining to veterans from the provisions of the bill.
select this voteVote8/02/2013On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 367: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage8/02/2013H.R. 367: Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013
9/09/2013Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 448Scalise, Steve [R-LA1]August 1, 2013Passed by roll call vote on August 2, 2013.

Amendment requires the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 449Davis, Rodney [R-IL13]August 1, 2013Passed by voice vote on August 1, 2013.

Amendment adds to the definition of what constitutes a "major rule" to include any interim final rule issued by EPA that would have a significant impact on a substantial amount of agricultural entities (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture).

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select this voteH. Amdt. 450Smith, Jason [R-MO8]August 1, 2013Passed by roll call vote on August 2, 2013.

Amendment requires Congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care Act.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 451Latham, Tom [R-IA3]August 1, 2013Passed by roll call vote on August 2, 2013.

Amendment clarifies that the report required to be submitted to Congress by Federal agencies promulgating a rule under the Act, must include a list of any other related regulatory actions taken by, or that will be taken by, any other Federal agency with authority to implement the same statutory provision or regulatory objective.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 452Sessions, Pete [R-TX32]August 1, 2013Passed by voice vote on August 1, 2013.

Amendment requires an agency submitting a report on any proposed Federal rule to include an assessment, as part of the cost-benefit analysis submitted to the Comptroller General and each House of Congress, of anticipated jobs gained or lost as a result of implementation, and to specify whether those jobs will come from the public or private sector.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 453Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY10]August 1, 2013Failed by roll call vote on August 2, 2013.

Amendment sought to exempt from the bill's Congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns like the one in Fukushima. The amendment would have also ensured that enhanced nuclear safety protection requirements could go into effect.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 454Johnson, Henry [D-GA4]August 1, 2013Failed by roll call vote on August 2, 2013.

Amendment sought to exempt from the provisions of the bill any rule that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 455Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]August 1, 2013Failed by roll call vote on August 2, 2013.

Amendment sought to exempt from the bill's Congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 456McKinley, David [R-WV1]August 1, 2013Passed by voice vote on August 1, 2013.

Amendment reduces the cost threshhold from $100 million to $50 million for the requirement that all regulations must be approved by Congress.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 457Webster, Daniel [R-FL10]August 1, 2013Passed by voice vote on August 1, 2013.

Amendment prevents federal agencies from implementing significant policy changes without appropriate congressional review and requires bringing administrative rules having an economic impact of $100 million or more (as scored by OMB) before Congress for a vote.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 458Moore, Gwen [D-WI4]August 1, 2013Failed by roll call vote on August 2, 2013.

Amendment sought to exempt rules pertaining to veterans from the provisions of the bill.

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