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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mar 1, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor Today: 3 Rule Bills

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.. Last votes expected 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

3 Rule Bills

1) Complete Consideration of H.R. 998 - SCRUB Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes a Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission to review existing federal regulations to identify and recommend to Congress regulations that should be repealed to reduce unnecessary regulatory costs to the U.S. economy. 

2) 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" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) | Education and the Workforce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on December 19, 2016 relating to the employer obligation to make and maintain accurate records of recordable injuries and illnesses, also referred to as the “Volks” rule.

3) H.R. 1009 - OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill strengthens congressional insight and accountability over the regulatory process by putting the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) regulatory review authority into statute.

115th Congress