Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1009 - OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act

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Feb 28, 2017 11:12 AM

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Buck (CO)


Ensures that federal agencies engage their partners in state, local, and tribal government throughout the regulatory process.

Chaffetz (UT)


Requires OIRA to maintain records on each significant regulatory action reviewed such that it is easily accessible to provide to Congress upon request.

Cicilline (RI)


Requires that an agency's assessment of a significant regulatory action includes the direct and substantial pecuniary interests of the action to the President, senior advisors to the President, the head of the agency issuing the rule, or the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and prohibits the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from waiving review of these actions.

Connolly (VA)


LATE Exempts independent agencies from the legislation.

Jackson Lee (TX)


WITHDRAWN Exempts any regulatory action relating to the prevention of theft of private personal information of United States citizens.

Meadows (NC)


Requires OIRA to keep a log of the “consultation” – which is any communication that occurs about a specific regulation before the regulation is submitted for review – for each regulation and to publish a list of all the consultations when the regulation is published in the Federal Register.

Mitchell (MI)


MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes technical changes to H.R. 1009 to ensure consistency in dates and terms, require OIRA to review significant guidance, and prohibit the authorization of additional funds.

Moore, Gwen (WI)


Ensures that Executive Orders are subject to the same scrutiny as proposed and existing regulations under the bill. Requires a statement of the budgetary costs of any Executive order or presidential memorandum related to border security. Ensures that reviews of regulations and executive orders consider impacts on tribal communities and the federal government’s trust obligation with tribal communities.

Torres (CA)


Exempts this act from applying to rules and regulations aimed to address and reduce human trafficking.

Young, David (IA)


Requires each agency to describe steps taken to determine a new rule or regulation is not duplicative or conflicting with any existing or planned regulatory action and to require agencies to maintain a list of active regulatory actions on website.