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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016

Short Titles as Reported to House

Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for "midnight rules", and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
11/17/2016 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 - 179 (Roll no. 585).(text: CR H6278)
09/21/2016 Committee on Rules discharged.
09/21/2016 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-782, Part I.
09/09/2016 Introduced in House

All Actions (47)

Date Chamber
11/28/2016 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
11/17/2016-11:49am House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/17/2016-11:49am House On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 - 179 (Roll no. 585). (text: CR H6278)
11/17/2016-11:43am House On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 239 (Roll no. 584).
11/17/2016-11:35am House The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6287)
11/17/2016-11:28am House DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add an exemption to the end of bill for any rule that pertains to improving employment, retention, and earnings of workforce participants, especially those participants with significant barriers to employment, improving the quality of the workforce, and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
11/17/2016-11:28am House Mr. Pocan moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (consideration: CR H6286-6287; text: CR H6286)
11/17/2016-11:25am House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6286)
11/17/2016-11:25am House The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5982.
11/17/2016-11:25am House H.Amdt.1484 On agreeing to the Connolly amendments (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 237 (Roll no. 583).
11/17/2016-11:20am House H.Amdt.1483 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 179 - 238 (Roll no. 582).
11/17/2016-11:14am House H.Amdt.1481 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 233 (Roll no. 581).
11/17/2016-10:51am House The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11/17/2016-10:51am House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6283-6288)
11/17/2016-10:27am House Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5982 as unfinished business.
11/17/2016-10:27am House On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11/17/2016-10:27am House Mr. Issa moved that the Committee rise.
11/17/2016-10:26am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendments en bloc, the Chair put the question on the amendments en bloc and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendments en bloc until a time to be announced.
11/17/2016-10:15am House DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order of the Committee, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendments en bloc.
11/17/2016-10:15am House H.Amdt.1484 Amendments en bloc (A004) offered by Mr. Connolly. (consideration: CR H6282-6283, H6285-6286; text: CR H6282)
11/17/2016-10:14am House UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST - Mr. Connolly asked unanimous consent to offer amendments numbered 4 and 5 printed in Part B of House Report 114-818 en bloc. Agreed to without objection.
11/17/2016-10:14am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/17/2016-10:03am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part B amendment No. 3.
11/17/2016-10:03am House H.Amdt.1483 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H6280-6282, H6284-6285; text: CR H6280)
11/17/2016-10:03am House H.Amdt.1482 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A002) Failed by voice vote.
11/17/2016-9:56am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) Part B amendment No. 2.
11/17/2016-9:55am House H.Amdt.1482 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Johnson (GA). (consideration: CR H6279-6280; text: CR H6279)
11/17/2016-9:54am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
11/17/2016-9:48am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 921, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers Part B amendment No. 1.
11/17/2016-9:48am House H.Amdt.1481 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Conyers. (consideration: CR H6278-6279, H6284; text: CR H6278-6279)
11/17/2016-9:14am House GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5982.
11/17/2016-9:14am House The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11/17/2016-9:14am House House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 921 and Rule XVIII.
11/17/2016-9:14am House The rule provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 5711 and H.R. 5982.
11/17/2016-9:13am House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 921. (consideration: CR H6274-6283)
11/16/2016-5:43pm House Rule H. Res. 921 passed House.
11/14/2016-7:31pm House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 921 Reported to House. The rule provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 5711 and H.R. 5982.
09/21/2016 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 610.
09/21/2016 House Committee on Rules discharged.
09/21/2016 House Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-782, Part I.
Action By: House Judiciary
09/14/2016 House Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 5.
Action By: House Judiciary
09/14/2016 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary
09/12/2016 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Action By: House Judiciary
09/09/2016 House Referred to House Rules
09/09/2016 House Referred to House Judiciary
09/09/2016 House Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
09/09/2016 House Introduced in House

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Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary09/09/2016 Referred to
09/14/2016 Markup by
09/21/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-782
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law09/12/2016 Referred to
House Rules09/09/2016 Referred to
09/21/2016 Discharged from
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs11/28/2016 Referred to

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Subjects (6)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Presidential administrations
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents

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Passed House without amendment (11/17/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) 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 (i.e., "en bloc") instead of the current procedure of considering only one regulation at a time.