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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Feb 6, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor Today: 3 Rule Bills

Tuesday, February 7th

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. 
First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

3 Rule Bills 

1) H.J.Res. 44 - Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of the Interior on December 12, 2016, to establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA).

2) H.J.Res. 58 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) | Education and the Workforce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Education on October 31, 2016, imposing new standards on teacher education and preparation.

3) H.J.Res. 57 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) | Education and the Workforce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Education on November 28, 2016, to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).



Wednesday, February 8th and Balance of the Week

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday no votes are expected in the House.

115th Congress