H.R.4343: Write the Laws Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Steve Stockman, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Write the Laws Act - Prohibits: (1) the inclusion of a delegation of legislative powers clause in any bill passed by Congress, whether such delegation is to a branch of government, a federal or quasi-public agency, a state or instrumentality thereof, or any other organization or individual; or (2) any new presidential directive, adjudicative decision, rule, or regulation governing, limiting, imposing a penalty on, or otherwise regulating any activity of, any person or entity, other than a U.S. officer or employee, unless such directive, decision, rule, or regulation is authorized by a duly-enacted bill. Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to report to Congress identifying all previously-enacted statutes that contain a delegation of powers clause to assist Congress in repealing or amending any such statutes.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
March 27, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.