Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 469 – Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

October 23, 2017 3:04 PM

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Blunt Rochester (DE)

#6

Exempts from title II’s disclosure requirements (1) the name of a plaintiff or claimant; and (2) a brief description of the facts giving rise to the claim, for payments made for claims based on workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Cartwright (PA)

#7

LATE Creates additional exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements entered into pursuant to Meese Policy (28 C.F.R. §§ 0.160-0.163 (2017)).

Conyers (MI)

#4

Calls for exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to the enforcement of civil rights laws.

Goodlatte (VA)

#8

LATE Clarifies the application of 5 USC 552a (The Privacy Act)to the bill.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#2

Excepts consent decree or settlement agreement that pertains to a reduction in illness or death from exposure to toxic substances or hazardous waste in communities that are protected by E.O. 12898.

Johnson, Hank (GA)

#1

Exempts any consent decree or covered settlement agreement pertaining to a deadline established by Congress to significantly improve access to high-speed broadband in under-served markets, such as low-income and rural communities; and to facilitate economic development in locations without sufficient access to such service.

Lieu (CA)

#9

LATE Prohibits money from being paid by the U.S. Judgment Fund to any entity that is owned by the President, the Vice President, an officer or employee of the executive branch of the U.S. Government, or any immediate family member of the President or Vice President.

Loebsack (IA)

#5

Creates an exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to standards that apply under the Renewable Fuel Standard program.

McEachin (VA)

#3

Exempts any consent decree or settlement agreement pertaining to the improvement or maintenance of air or water quality.

Norcross (NJ)

#11

Late Calls for exception for consent decrees or settlement agreements relating to chemical safety or other safety standards required by The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which established new deadlines for agency actions within the first five years of enactment.

Soto (FL)

#10

LATE Exempts settlement agreements relating to people drinking contaminated water from superfund sites in Puerto Rico.