Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 26 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jan 3, 2017 12:52 PM

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Amodei (NV)

#2

REVISED Stops implementation of the Department of Interior's and United States Department of Agriculture's land use policies for Greater Sage-Grouse that do not conform with a State's Approved Management Plan for Greater Sage-Grouse for fiscal years 2017 through 2021.

Biggs (AZ)

#4

WITHDRAWN Defines all rules promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency as "major"

Biggs (AZ)

#5

WITHDRAWN  Lowers the annual economic effect threshold for a major rule from $100,000,000 to $50,000,000

Castor (FL), Pallone (NJ)

#24

LATE 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.

Cicilline (RI)

#21

LATE Exempts rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act.

Cicilline (RI)

#22

LATE 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.

Conyers (MI)

#9

Exempts rules that provide for reduction in the amount of lead in public drinking water.

Goodlatte (VA)

#7

MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revises monetary threshold for identification of major rules to imposition on the economy of costs of $100 million or more per year, adjusted for inflation, to conform to monetary threshold in related legislation.

Grijalva (AZ)

#23

LATE Requires an accounting of the greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule as well as an analysis of the impacts on low-income and rural communities. If the rule increases carbon dioxide by a certain amount or increases the risk of certain health impacts to low-income or rural communities, then the rule is defined as a major rule.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#1

Expands the term ‘special rule’ to include any safety product rule governing products used or consumed by children under 2 years of age.

Johnson, Hank (GA)

#8

Exempts rules that improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment.

King, Steve (IA)

#16

Requires approval by Congress both for all prospective rules and for rules currently in effect. Over the next ten years each agency would have to offer up 10 percent of their current rules for review each year and absent approval by Congress those rules would not continue in effect.

King, Steve (IA)

#17

Creates a process for Congress to review all rules currently in effect over a 10 year period.

King, Steve (IA)

#18

Provides for procedures in the House for committee consideration and discharge of joint resolutions of disapproval of nonmajor rules.

King, Steve (IA)

#19

Eliminates the ability of a president to circumvent the procedures outlined in the bill for purposes of implementing trade agreements.

Messer, Luke (IN)

#3

Requires each agency promulgating a new rule to identify and repeal or amend an existing rule or rules to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy.

Nadler (NY)

#20

Exempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns.

Pallone (NJ)

#14

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.

Pallone (NJ)

#15

Ensures that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a “major rule” under the bill.

Pallone (NJ)

#25

LATE Ensures that any rule intended to protect public health and welfare is not considered a “major rule” under the bill.

Pallone (NJ)

#26

LATE Ensures that any rule made under the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” is not considered a “major rule” under the bill.

Peters, Scott (CA)

#6

Exempts any rule that restricts predatory lending to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Scott, Bobby (VA)

#10

Exempts from the definition of a "rule" in the REINS Act of 2017 any rule that pertains to workplace health and safety made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Mine Safety and Health Administration that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease.

Scott, Bobby (VA)

#11

Exempts from the definition of a rule under the REINS Act of 2017, any rule that pertains to the entitlement for black lung benefits of coal miners or their survivors under title IV of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.).

Young, David (IA)

#12

WITHDRAWN  Improves transparency and ultimately the quality of rules and regulations, the amendment requires agencies to include the names and titles of those who participated in the crafting of a rule or regulation.

Young, David (IA)

#13

WITHDRAWN  Promotes transparency and accountability in the rule-making process, the amendment simply requires agencies to certify personnel involved in drafting rules and regulations have filed financial disclosures. This amendment seeks to ensure those drafting regulations, which have the effect of law, are held to the same standards as Congress.