Text: H.R.716 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/02/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 716


To promote accountability and transparency in future executive orders.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2021

Mr. Mann introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To promote accountability and transparency in future executive orders.

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

SECTION 1. Notification respecting certain executive orders.

(a) In general.—Not later than 30 days before issuing a qualifying executive order, the President shall transmit to the Congress, and make publicly available, a notification with respect to such executive order. Such notification shall contain—

(1) the text of the executive order;

(2) the Federal law or laws affected by the executive order that is the subject of the notification;

(3) how the President is working within the parameters specified in Federal law and the Constitution;

(4) the means by which the executive order will be accomplished, including through any related Federal agencies or departments; and

(5) a comprehensive list of organizations, businesses, and other parties or entities the President, or the President’s designee, engaged with prior to the issuance of such executive order.

(b) Reports.—Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 12 months thereafter, the President shall submit to the Congress a report on the outcome of each qualifying executive order issued during the period covered by the report.

(c) Qualifying executive order.—The term “qualifying executive order” means any executive order (including an executive order that revokes or nullifies a previous executive order) issued on or after January 20, 2021, relating to the right of law-abiding individuals in the United States to own, carry, and use firearms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution.


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