H.R.4012: Secret Science Reform Act of 2014

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Nov. 30, 2014 8th
Nov. 23, 2014 7th

Bill Summary

Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 - Amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is specifically identified and publicly available online in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 20, 2014
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Nov. 19, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 19, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 190 (Roll no. 528).

Nov. 19, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 230 (Roll no. 527).

Nov. 19, 2014
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H8101)
Nov. 19, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the E. B. Johnson (TX) motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to exempt any Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation that protects communities in an emergency, including an Ebola or pandemic flu outbreak, the release of toxic chemicals, or a nuclear, biological, or terrorist attack. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was removed.
Nov. 19, 2014
Ms. Johnson, E. B. moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (consideration: CR H8100-8102; text: CR H8100-8101)
Nov. 19, 2014
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H8097)
Nov. 19, 2014
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H8100)
Nov. 19, 2014
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4012.
Nov. 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 756, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy Part B amendment No. 2.
Nov. 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 756, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Part B amendment No. 1.
Nov. 19, 2014
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4012.
Nov. 19, 2014
The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Nov. 19, 2014
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 756 and Rule XVIII.
Nov. 19, 2014
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012 and H.R. 4795. General debate is limited to 1 hour for each bill. The resolution specifies certain amendments are in order for H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. One motion to recommit with instructions is permitted for each bill.
Nov. 19, 2014
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 756. (consideration: CR H8087-8103)
Nov. 17, 2014
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 756 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012 and H.R. 4795. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. General debate is limited to 1 hour for each bill. The resolution specifies certain amendments are in order for H.R. 1422, H.R. 4012, and H.R. 4795. One motion to recommit with instructions is permitted for each bill.
Nov. 12, 2014
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 460.
Nov. 12, 2014
Reported by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-619.
June 24, 2014
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
June 24, 2014
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 5, 2014
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Feb. 11, 2014
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Environment Prior to Referral.
Feb. 6, 2014
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Feb. 6, 2014

Introduced in the House by David Schweikert (R-Ariz.)

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