Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 367 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jul 31, 2013 2:10 PM

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Capps (CA)


Ensures any rule that will result in reduced incidence of cancer, premature mortality, asthma attacks, or respiratory disease in children is not considered a ‘major rule’ under the bill.

Cohen (TN)


Exempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule that prevents or is intended to prevent discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, or other protected characteristic.

Cole (OK)


Ensures that the impact on Tribal government agencies would be included in the determination of whether a rule constitutes a major rule.

Cummings (MD)


Exempts rules to protect homeowners, including servicemembers and veterans with disabilities, from losing their homes through foreclosure and rules to ensure homeowners have access to information and fair processes to help avoid foreclosure.

Davis, Rodney (IL), Peterson (MN)


Adds a to the definition of what constitutes a “major rule” to include any interim final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would have a significant impact on a substantial amount of agricultural entities (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture).

Jackson Lee (TX)


Exempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement regulations ensuring the safety of products used or consumed by children under the age of 2.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Exempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


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

Latham (IA)


LATE 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.

McKinley (WV)


Reduces the annual effect on the economy of the term ‘major rule’ from $100 million or more to $50 million or more.

Miller, George (CA)


Excludes from the procedural requirements of this bill a rule promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that could prevent or mitigate combustible dust explosions and fires in general industry.

Moore, Gwen (WI)


Exempts rules pertaining to veterans from the additional requirements of this Act.

Nadler (NY)


Exempts 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 ensure enhanced nuclear safety protection requirements can go into effect.

Rush (IL)


Exempts rules that save consumers money at the pump from the bill’s requirement that all major rules be approved by a joint resolution of Congress before going into effect.

Scalise (LA)


REVISED Requires the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax.

Sessions (TX)


Makes a technical improvement to the bill.

Sessions (TX), Davis, Rodney (IL), Barr, (KY), Wenstrup (OH), Coffman (CO)


Requires the agency submitting the report on a 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.

Smith, Jason (MO)


Requires congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care Act.

Titus (NV)


Exempts from the requirements of the bill those major rules that are created by federal agencies to implement the following laws: the Family Medical Leave Act; the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Waxman (CA)


LATE Treats three proposed FDA food safety regulations as “special rules” exempt from congressional approval provisions under the REINS Act. The excluded rules are "Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls For Human Food" (78 Fed. Reg. 24691; proposed rule published January 16, 2013); ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption" (78 Fed. Reg. 3504; proposed rule published January 16, 2013); and the "Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals" (78 Fed. Reg. 45729; proposed rule published July 29, 2013).

Webster (FL)


Prevents federal agencies from implementing significant policy changes without appropriate congressional review. Brings administrative rules having an economic impact of $100 million or more as scored by the Office of Management and Budget before Congress for a vote.

Wolf (VA), Griffin (AR), Rooney (FL)


LATE Allows for the suspension of pay for members of Armed Services formally charged with terrorism, murder or sexual assault by placing pay in escrow to be released upon acquittal or, if convicted, distributed to the victims. Would make policy more consistent with federal law enforcement and other federal employees.

Yoho (FL)


WITHDRAWN Requires congressional approval for all rules promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency.