Government Accountability to the Public 2017-12-06T04:37:32+00:00

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  • H. R. 998, (SCRUB Act). - This bill establishes the Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission to conduct a review of the Code of Federal Regulations to identify rules and sets of rules that collectively implement a regulatory program that should be repealed to lower the cost of regulation. The commission shall give priority to the review of rules or sets of rules […]
  • H. R. 78, SEC Regulatory Accountability Act - This bill amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to:. before issuing a regulation under the securities laws, identify the nature and source of the problem that the proposed regulation is designed to address; adopt a regulation only upon a reasoned determination that its benefits justify its costs; identify and […]
  • H. R. 5, Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 - This bill revises federal rule-making procedures under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) to require a federal agency to make all preliminary and final factual determinations based on evidence and to consider: (1) the legal authority under which a rule may be proposed; (2) the specific nature and significance of the problem the agency may address […]
  • H. R. 4324, Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act. - To require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions’ aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “These reports are intended to prevent the U.S. from allowing Iran to purchase commercial airliners which is allowed under the […]
  • H. R. 4182, EQUALS Act of 2017. - This bill amends title 5, United States Code, to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “This bill would double the probationary period for all federal employees in the competitive or senior executive service, […]
  • H. R. 3922, Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under the PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing proposals to reduce the per capital rate of growth in Medicare spending. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “CHIP and the Community Health Centers program and other […]
  • H. R. 3354, Appropriations Act, 2018 - The bill provides annual appropriations for most of the Department of the Interior, including: the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Program (PILT), the Bureau […]
  • H. R. 26, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 - This bill states that its purpose is to increase accountability for and transparency in the federal regulatory process by requiring Congress to approve all new major regulations. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. Under the REINS Act, Congress would second-guess agency expertise and science on food safety, worker safety, air pollution, water contamination, […]
  • H. R. 21, Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 - This bill amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations that federal agencies have submitted for congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a session of Congress during the final year of a President’s term. Congress may disapprove a group of such regulations together […]
  • H. R. 1431, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017. - This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to revise the process of selecting members of the Science Advisory Board, guidelines for participation in board advisory activities, and terms of office. The board provides scientific advice to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This bill requires the board to independently provide […]
  • H. R. 1430, Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (HONEST Act). - This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent […]
  • H. R. 1009, OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act. - This bill codifies and revises the centralized regulatory review process, currently required under executive order, to require the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget to: (1) chair the Regulatory Working Group that assists agencies with regulatory issues, (2) publish a unified agenda of each agency’s regulations that […]
  • H. R. 1004, Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017. - This bill directs each executive agency to make publicly available on the agency website or in the rule-making docket on a list of pending agency regulatory actions and for each such action: the date the agency began to develop or consider the action, its status, an estimate of the date it will be final and […]
  • H. J. Res 83, Disapproving rule to Maintain Accurate Records of Recordable Injury/Illness. - This joint resolution nullifies the Department of Labor’s rule that was published on December 19, 2016, about employers’ ongoing obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “It makes sense to allow OSHA to cite employers for violations in their workplace safety records over a […]
  • H. Con. Res. 71, Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018. - Establishes the congressional budget for the federal government for FY2018 and sets forth budgetary levels for FY2019-FY2027. Recommends levels and amounts for FY2018-FY2027 for: federal revenues, new budget authority, budget outlays, deficits (on-budget), debt subject to limit, debt held by the public, and the major functional categories of spending. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. Tax cuts do not pay […]