Capital Hill Review

 115th Congress - 1st Session (2017) 

 

Senate

Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

James Richard Perry Department of Energy (PN36)

 

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, the Senate on a 62-37 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 79  ) confirmed the nomination of Rick Perry, (PN36; Text of Legislation), the former governor of Texas, to serve as Energy Secretary.

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Benjamin S. Carson Sr. Department of Housing and Urban Development (PN34)

 

The nomination of Benjamin S. Carson Sr. (PN34; Text of Legislation) to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was confirmed on Thursday, March 2, 2017, by the Senate on a 58-41 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 77) .

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

Ryan Zinke Department of the Interior (PN31)

 

To serve as Interior Secretary, the nomination of Ryan Zinke (PN31;Text of Legislation), formerly a House member from Montana, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, on a 68-31 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 75 ).

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Monday, February 27, 2017

 

Wilbur L. Ross Jr. Department of Commerce (PN32)

 

The Senate on Monday, February 27, 2017, confirmed the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross Jr. (PN32; Text of Legislation) to serve as Commerce Secretary on a 72-27 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 73) .

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House of Representatives

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

Regulatory Integrity Act (H.R. 1004)

 

The Regulatory Integrity Act (H.R. 1004; Text of Legislation) on Thursday, March 2, 2017, was passed by the House of Representatives by a 246-176 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 126 ).  Federal agencies would be required by the measure to identify themselves when distributing information about proposed regulations to the public and use unbiased language to describe those regulations.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness" (H.J.Res.83 )

 

A resolution Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness" (H.J.Res.83; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, on a 231-191 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 121). The resolution disapproved of a Labor Department rule adopted on December 19, 2016, requiring employers to keep records of work- related injuries and illnesses suffered by their employees.

 

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Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act (H.R. 1009)

 

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act (H.R. 1009; Text of Legislation) was passed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, on a 241-184 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 120) by the House of Representatives. For the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the bill would establish transparency requirements and require the office to deliver to Congress a review of significant federal regulations.

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Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act [SCRUB] (H.R. 998)

 

On March 1, 2017, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act [SCRUB] (H.R. 998; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 240-185 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 114 ). The Retrospective Regulatory Review Commission would be established by the measure and direct the commission to identify federal rules and groups of rules that should be repealed. It also set out criteria for such identification.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 

 

Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act [SCRUB] (H.R. 998)

 

An amendment to the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act [SCRUB] (H.R. 998; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, on a 348-75 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 105). Federal agencies would be required by the amendment to consider the impact on public health of repealing regulations.

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