The Rules Committee reported a rule for further consideration of H.R. 1628- American Health Care Act of 2017 on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
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The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for S.J. Res. 34- Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services" on Monday, March 27, 2017.
After meeting in the Rules Committee for over twelve hours on the Republican AHCA bill the Majority was unable to report out a rule on their health care plan and instead issued a Martial Law (same-day) Rule. This rule provides same-day consideration authority for ANY rule, through the Legislative day of March 27, 2017.
The Rules Committee reported structureds rules for H.R. 1367 - To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs and H.R. 1259 - VA Accountability First Act of 2017 and a closed rule for H.R. 1181 - Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25) issued the following statement in reaction to Republican Representative Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) request for an open rule for the Republican health care bill.
The Rules Committee reported structured rules for H.R. 720 – Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 and H.R. 985 – Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
The Rules Committee reported structured rules for H.R. 1004 - Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017 and H.R. 1009 – OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 998 - Searching For and Cutting Regulations That Are Unnecessarily Burdendensome Act and a closed rule for H.J. Res. 83 - Disapproving the rule submitted by the department of labor relating to "clarification of employer's continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness" on Monday, February 27, 2017.