METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION COORDINATION AND PLANNING AREA REFORM REPEAL ACT
(Senate - March 08, 2017)

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   METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION COORDINATION AND PLANNING AREA 
                           REFORM REPEAL ACT

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs be discharged from 
further consideration of S. 496 and the Senate proceed to its immediate 
consideration.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 496) to repeal the rule issued by the Federal 
     Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration 
     entitled ``Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination 
     and Planning Area Reform.''

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I further ask unanimous consent that 
the bill be considered read a third time and passed, and the motion to 
reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no 
intervening action or debate.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The bill (S. 496) was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, 
was read the third time, and passed, as follows:

                                 S. 496

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

     SECTION 1. REPEAL.

       The rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and 
     the Federal Transit Administration entitled ``Metropolitan 
     Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform'' 
     (81 Fed. Reg. 93448 (December 20, 2016)) shall have no force 
     or effect, and any regulation revised by that rule shall be 
     applied as if that rule had not been issued.

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