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H.R.3973: Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 37 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2014
Latest Major Action March 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 - Expands the circumstances under which the Attorney General is required to report to Congress regarding the enforcement of laws to include any instance in which the Attorney General, an officer of the Department of Justice (DOJ), or any other federal officer establishes or implements a policy to refrain from: (1) enforcing, applying, or administering any federal statute, rule, regulation, program, policy, or other law within the responsibility of the Attorney General or such officer; or (2) adhering to, enforcing, applying, or complying with, a final decision of any court of jurisdiction respecting the application of the Constitution, any statute, rule, regulation, program, policy, or other law within the responsibility of the Attorney General or such officer. (Currently, reports are not required with respect to the policies of other federal officers and reports concerning nonenforcement of a law are required only when the Attorney Gener...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 24, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
March 13, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 13, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 244 - 171 (Roll no. 129).

March 13, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 225 (Roll no. 128). (consideration: CR H2403)

March 13, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2403)
March 13, 2014 Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to ensure that the underlying bill does not apply to information that would pose a national security risk when dealing with terrorists, drug cartels, money launderers and foreign enemies of the United States.
March 13, 2014 Ms. Lujan Grisham (NM) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (consideration: CR H2402-2404; text: CR H2402)
March 13, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2401-2405)
March 13, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
March 12, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 3973 would be postponed.
March 12, 2014 The previous question was ordered on the amendment and the bill pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2348)
March 12, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 511, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison Part B amendment no. 1.
March 12, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3973.
March 12, 2014 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4138 and H.R. 3973. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
March 12, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 511. (consideration: CR H2340-2348; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2340)
March 12, 2014 Rule H. Res. 511 passed House.
March 11, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 511 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4138 and H.R. 3973. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
March 7, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 280.
March 7, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-376.
March 5, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 11.
March 5, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 4, 2014 Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Discharged.
Jan. 30, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Jan. 29, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.