H. Res. 156: H.R. 1004 - Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017; H.R. 1009 - OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION:  ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 234-180 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-189 on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

MANAGERS: Polis/Sessions

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 156

Report No. 115-21

 

H.R. 1004 –  Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017

H.R. 1009 – OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 1004.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. ·
  4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Structured rule for H.R. 1009.
  10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-4 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.
  16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1004) to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order p1·inted in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. At any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1009) to amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-4. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R.1004 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

Sponsor

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Description

Debate Time

1.      Jackson Lee (TX)

4

Clarifies the terms "propaganda", "publicity", and "advocacy", within the rule's prohibited communications, to mean any information, statements or claims that are unsupported by science or empirical data.

(10 minutes)

2.      Messer (IN)

2

Requires the Executive agency to display a list of any regulatory actions that duplicate or overlap with agency regulatory action.

(10 minutes)

3.      Jackson Lee

3

Exempts from the rule's prohibited communications any communication that is protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the Unites States of America.

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R.1009 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

Sponsor

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Description

Debate Time

1.      Mitchell (MI)

1

MANAGER'S Makes technical changes to H.R. 1009 to ensure consistency in dates and terms, require OIRA to review significant guidance, and prohibit the authorization of additional funds.

(10 minutes)

2.      Buck (CO)

6

Ensures that federal agencies engage their partners in state, local, and tribal government throughout the regulatory process.

(10 minutes)

3.      Young (IA)

7

Requires each agency to describe steps taken to determine a new rule or regulation is not duplicative or conflicting with any existing or planned regulatory action and to require agencies to maintain a list of active regulatory actions on website.

(10 minutes)

4.      Meadows (NC)

5

Requires OIRA to keep a log of the "consultation,- which is any communication that occurs about a specific regulation before the regulation is submitted for review - for each regulation and to publish a list of all the consultations when the regulation is published in the Federal Register.

(10 minutes)

5.      Chaffetz (UT)

4

Requires OIRA to maintain records on each significant regulatory action reviewed such that it is easily accessible to provide to Congress upon request.

(10 minutes)

6.      Connolly (VA)

10

(LATE) Exempts independent agencies from the legislation.

(10 minutes)