Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 185 – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jan 12, 2015 12:14 PM

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Capps (CA)


Exempts from the Act rules or guidance that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children or seniors, or a consent decree or settlement agreement pertaining to such a rule.

Cicilline (RI)


LATE Exempts rules and guidance proposed, issued, or made by the Food and Drug Administration relating to consumer safety, including those made under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, from the requirements imposed by the Regulatory Accountability Act.

Connolly (VA)


LATE Exempts any rule or guidance pertaining to public health or safety.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Exempts all rules promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


Exempts from H.R. 185 all rules or guidance that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation.

McKinley (WV)


LATE Ensures that the Agencies, when developing regulations, take into consideration and account for low-income populations. Furthermore, the Amendment provides that no particular class or race is excluded when it comes to looking at costs and benefits of the regulation.

McKinley (WV)


LATE Reduces the threshold for Major Rule and Guidance from $100 Million annually, to $50 Million annually.

Nadler (NY)


Exempts from the bill any rules or guidance issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act.

Pocan (WI)


Exempts from the requirements of the bill any rule or guidance that restricts predatory lending to servicemembers.

Rush (IL)


LATE Allows that the provisions of this Act shall not apply in the case of a rule intended to protect vulnerable populations or promote environmental justice, including rules to address disproportionate exposures to or impacts of environmental and health hazards in low income communities and communities of color.

Scott, Bobby (VA)


Exempts any regulations which have been recommended in writing by the Inspector General of a federal agency, including but not limited to those which would improve protections for taxpayers, students, public and workplace safety and health, or otherwise increase the effectiveness or efficiency of agency activities.

Scott, Bobby (VA)


Exempts regulations or guidance proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent health care workers from contracting infectious diseases such as Ebola, pandemic influenza, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Waters (CA)


Provides that no cost benefit analyses required by the law shall be subject to judicial review.