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Week of February 27, 2017

Feb 26, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor this Week: 5 Suspensions and 4 Rule Bills

Monday, February 27th

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

5 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 88 - Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill modifies the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System.

2) H.R. 228 - Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017, as amended  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Don Young (R-AK) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian Tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse federal sources. 

3) H.R. 699 - Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State of Oregon.

4) H.R. 863 - To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. John Larson (D-CT) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill revises a condition for establishment of the Coltsville National Historical Park in Connecticut to require the state, the city, or the private property owner to enter into a written agreement with the Department of the Interior to donate at least 10,000 square feet of space in the Colt Armory Complex.

5) H.R. 1033 - Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would require the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) to create an online searchable database containing information about cases in which fees and expenses were awarded by courts or federal agencies to individuals or entities under the Equal Access to Justice Act.

Tuesday, February 28th

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

1 Rule Bill 

1) 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.

Wednesday, March 1st and Balance of the Week

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

3 Rule Bills

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) H.R. 1004 - Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017(PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill directs each federal agency to make information regarding their regulatory actions publicly available in a searchable format on, or on the agency’s website.

115th Congress