Week of February 6, 2017 – Bills that Progressed in Congress

The following items are bills and resolutions that passed either the House of Representatives or Senate, or both and submitted to the President in the past week. Continue reading

H.J.Res.41 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers”

Bill Huizenga (Republican – Michigan) proposed House Joint Resolution 41 to nullify a rule submitted by the securities and exchange commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers.” The Joint Resolution nullifies a rule, which was mandated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The rule requires resource extraction issuers (oil, coal, gas companies, etc.) to disclose payments made to governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals. Continue reading

H.J.Res.44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

Liz Cheney (Republican – Wyoming) introduced House Joint Resolution 44 to nullify a regulation submitted by the Department of the Interior to establish procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Continue reading

H .J Res. 57 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, US Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Brett Guthrie (Republican – Kentucky) proposed House Joint Resolution 57 to nullify a rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Continue reading

H.J. Res 58 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5 US Code of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues.

House Joint Resolution 58 was submitted by Brett Guthrie (Republican – Kentucky) to void a rule that implements requirements related to assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement) of the Higher Education act of 1965. Continue reading