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Introduced in Senate (06/15/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1376


To ensure that all fast-tracked reconciliation bills are subject to a committee hearing, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 15, 2017

Mr. Schumer (for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Wyden, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Sanders, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Mr. Brown, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, Mr. Coons, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Duckworth, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Franken, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Markey, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Peters, Mr. Reed, Mr. Schatz, Mrs. Shaheen, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Udall, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Warren, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget


A BILL

To ensure that all fast-tracked reconciliation bills are subject to a committee hearing, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “No Hearing, No Vote Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Committee hearings for reconciliation bills.

(a) In general.—Section 310 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 641) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(h) Committee hearings for reconciliation bills.—It shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution, unless—

“(1) the reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution was—

“(A) ordered reported to the Senate under subsection (b)(1) by the committee of the Senate receiving reconciliation instructions; or

“(B) reported by the Committee on the Budget of the Senate under subsection (b)(2) after receiving recommendations ordered to be reported to the Committee on the Budget by 1 or more committees of the Senate receiving reconciliation instructions; and

“(2) each committee that ordered reported the reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution or ordered recommendations to be reported to the Committee on the Budget held not less than 1 hearing regarding any major provision of the reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution within the jurisdiction of such committee.”.

(b) Waiver and appeal.—Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 note) is amended—

(1) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting “310(h),” after “310(d)(2),”; and

(2) in subsection (d)(2), by inserting “310(h),” after “310(d)(2),”.


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