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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
05/24/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 165 (Roll no. 282).(text: CR H4545)
05/18/2017Reported by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 115-131, Part I.
02/07/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (33)

Date Chamber
05/25/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
05/24/2017-5:11pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/24/2017-5:11pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 165 (Roll no. 282). (text: CR H4545)
05/24/2017-5:04pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 230 (Roll no. 281).
05/24/2017-4:57pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
05/24/2017-4:50pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 prohibit the Act, including any amendments from applying to the discharge of a pesticide if the manufacturer or distributor of the pesticide has made a political contribution to the President or to any Federal official charged with registration, regulation, or approval of the use of the pesticide.
05/24/2017-4:48pmHouseMr. McGovern moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
05/24/2017-4:47pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
05/24/2017-4:47pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 953.
05/24/2017-4:46pmHouseH.Amdt.119 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 230 (Roll no. 280).
05/24/2017-4:38pmHouseH.Amdt.118 On agreeing to the Esty (CT) amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 229 (Roll no. 279).
05/24/2017-4:09pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
05/24/2017-4:09pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
05/24/2017-4:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment.
05/24/2017-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.119 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Huffman. (consideration: CR H4546-4548, H4550; text: CR H4546)
05/24/2017-4:00pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty (CT) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
05/24/2017-3:51pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 348, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty (CT) amendment.
05/24/2017-3:51pmHouseH.Amdt.118 Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Esty (CT). (consideration: CR H4545-4546, H4549; text: CR H4545)
05/24/2017-3:02pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 953.
05/24/2017-3:00pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Duncan to act as Chairman of the Committee.
05/24/2017-3:00pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 348 and Rule XVIII.
05/24/2017-3:00pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 953 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-21.
05/24/2017-3:00pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 348. (consideration: CR H4535-4553)
05/23/2017-1:43pmHouseRule H. Res. 348 passed House.
05/22/2017-6:47pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 348 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 953 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-21.
05/18/2017HouseReported by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 115-131, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/16/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/16/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/08/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/07/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
02/07/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
02/07/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
02/07/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (47)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1]* 02/07/2017
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]* 02/07/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 02/16/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 02/16/2017
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1] 02/16/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 02/16/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 02/16/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 02/16/2017
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 02/16/2017
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 02/16/2017
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 03/02/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 03/02/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 03/02/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 03/02/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 03/02/2017
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 03/17/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 04/05/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 04/05/2017
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 05/18/2017
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 05/18/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 05/22/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 05/22/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 05/22/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 05/22/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 05/22/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 05/22/2017

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure02/07/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment02/08/2017 Referred to
House Agriculture02/07/2017 Referred to
02/16/2017 Markup by
05/18/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-131
Senate Environment and Public Works05/25/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (05/24/2017)

Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency or a state from requiring a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for a discharge of a pesticide from a point source into navigable waters if the discharge is approved under FIFRA. Point source pollution is waste discharged from a distinct place, such as a pipe, channel, or tunnel.

(Sec. 3) NPDES permits are required for: (1) a discharge resulting from the application of a pesticide in violation of FIFRA that is relevant to protecting water quality, if the discharge would not have occurred but for the violation or the amount of pesticide or pesticide residue contained in the discharge is greater than would have occurred without the violation; (2) stormwater discharges regulated under NPDES; and (3) discharges regulated under NPDES of manufacturing or industrial effluent or treatment works effluent and discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, including a discharge resulting from operations concerning ballast water held in ships to increase stability or vessel biofouling prevention.