CD121: Legislative Sabotage

CD121: Legislative Sabotage

Mar 13, 2016

Stop the laws! In this episode, learn the details of three bills that passed the House of Representatives in January which would make enforcing laws more difficult for Federal agencies.

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Bills Highlighted in This Episode

H.R. 1155: Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2016 (SCRUB Act)”

Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission

Regulatory Cut-Go


  • Passed the House of Representatives 245-174
  • There is an identical bill in the Senate: S. 1683
  • President Obama issued a veto threat


Organizations Who Lobbied for H.R. 1155

H.R. 712: Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act

H.R. 712 is a combination of three bills: The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, the All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act, and the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act.

Title 1: Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements

Title II: All Economic Regulations are Transparent Act

  • Makes every Federal agency submit monthly reports) on the status of every rule they are working on.
  • Rules can’t go into effect) until they have been published on the Internet for at least 6 months. Exemption for national security, emergencies, or implementing international trade agreements.
  • Requires the first report to include cost-benefit analysis for all proposed or final rules for the 10 years) before the enactment of this law. The agencies will have 30 days to complete this report.

Title III: Providing Accountability Through Transparency



Organizations Lobbying for H.R. 712

H.R. 1644: Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act (STREAM Act)

Publication of Science Used to Create Rules

Study Which Delays Regulations


  • Passed the House of Representatives 235-188


Organizations Lobbying for H.R. 1644

Organizations Lobbying Against H.R. 1644

Congressional Budget Office Reports

Sound Clip Sources

Additional Reading

Music Presented in This Episode

Cover Art

Design by Only Child Imaginations


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