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H.R.899: Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2014

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 Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 4 (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action March 4, 2014
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Bill Progress

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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here, with an updated short title.)

Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2014 - States as the purposes of this Act to: (1) improve the quality of the deliberations of Congress with respect to proposed federal mandates by providing Congress and the public with more complete information about the effects of such mandates and by ensuring that Congress acts on such mandates only after focused deliberation on their effects; and (2) enhance the ability of Congress and the public to identify federal mandates that may impose undue harm on consumers, workers, employers, small businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments.

Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to: (1) require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), at the request of the chairman or ranking member of a congressional committee, to conduct an assessment comparing the authorized...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 4, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Feb. 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 28, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 - 176 (Roll no. 90).

Feb. 28, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 218 (Roll no. 89).

Feb. 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garcia motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to create an exception for any regulatory action that (1) provides hiring preferences and jobs for veterans; (2) protects patient safety in hospitals and nursing homes; (3) lowers the overall cost of health care, including out-of-pocket costs for consumers; or (4) protects communities from natural disasters and helps them rebuild in the event of a natural disaster.
Feb. 28, 2014 Mr. Garcia moved to recommit with instructions to Oversight and Government. (consideration: CR H2083-2085; text: CR H2083)
Feb. 28, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2083)
Feb. 28, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 899.
Feb. 28, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Feb. 28, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 492, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3.
Feb. 28, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Feb. 28, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 492, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 2.
Feb. 28, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cummings amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cummings demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
Feb. 28, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 492, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cummings amendment No. 1.
Feb. 28, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 899.
Feb. 28, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Randy Hultgren to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Feb. 28, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 492 and Rule XVIII.
Feb. 28, 2014 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 899. The resolution provides for one hour of debate. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Feb. 28, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 492. (consideration: CR H2069-2086; text of measure as reported in House: CR H2075-2076)
Feb. 27, 2014 Rule H. Res. 492 passed House.
Feb. 26, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 492 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 899. The resolution provides for one hour of debate. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Feb. 14, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 260.
Feb. 14, 2014 Committee on Judiciary discharged.
Feb. 14, 2014 Committee on Rules discharged.
Feb. 14, 2014 Committee on Budget discharged.
Feb. 14, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-352, Part I.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 17.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Rules
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Budget
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform