Congress   115
     
Bill #   S34
     
Sponsor   Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]
     
Title   Midnight Rules Relief Act
     
Date Introduced 01/05/2017
   
Policy Issue Ocean Governance
   
Description Summary A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for the en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for "midnight rules", and for other purposes. • The act would allow Congress to repeal, in a single vote, any rule finalized in the last 60 legislative days of an outgoing president’s administration. For the Obama administration, this means regulations finalized since mid-June could be revoked; some rules concluded during this timeframe include restrictions on Arctic drilling, standards for seafood importation that protect whales and dolphins, guidelines on fisheries management, and management of oil and gas rights in Alaskan refuges.
   
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Date of Action 10/05/2017
   
Latest Action Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Report No. 115-164.
   

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