S.J.RES.22: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of "waters of the United States"

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  • Introduced Sept. 17, 2015
  • Latest Major Action Jan. 21, 2016

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Jan. 24, 2016 10th

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act and published on June 29, 2015.

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There are 70 statements associated with S.J.RES.22.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 21, 2016
Veto message indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S147)
Jan. 21, 2016

Cloture on the veto message not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 40. Record Vote Number: 5. (consideration: CR S146-147; text: CR S146)

Jan. 21, 2016
Veto Message considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S143-147)
Jan. 20, 2016

Vetoed by President.

Jan. 20, 2016
Cloture motion on the veto message presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S111-112; text: CR S111)
Jan. 20, 2016
Veto Message considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S100, S111-112)
Jan. 20, 2016
Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
Jan. 19, 2016
Presented to President.
Jan. 13, 2016
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 13, 2016

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 253 - 166 (Roll no. 45). (text: CR H335)

Jan. 13, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H355-356)
Jan. 13, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on S.J.Res. 22, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gibbs demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
Jan. 13, 2016
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H346)
Jan. 13, 2016
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S.J. Res. 22.
Jan. 13, 2016
The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1644, S.J. Res. 22 and H.R. 3662. The resolution also provides for proceedings during the period from January 14, 2016, through January 22, 2016.
Jan. 13, 2016
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 583. (consideration: CR H335-346)
Jan. 11, 2016
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 583 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 1644, S.J. Res. 22 and H.R. 3662. The resolution also provides for proceedings during the period from January 14, 2016, through January 22, 2016.
Nov. 16, 2015
Held at the desk.
Nov. 16, 2015
Received in the House.
Nov. 5, 2015
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Nov. 4, 2015

Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. Record Vote Number: 297. (text: CR S7743)

Nov. 4, 2015
Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7703-7715, S7735-7743)
Nov. 3, 2015
Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S7703)
Nov. 3, 2015

Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 43. Record Vote Number: 296.

Oct. 30, 2015
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 286.
Oct. 30, 2015

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by petition pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 802(c). (consideration: CR S7675; text: CR S7675)

Sept. 17, 2015
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Sept. 17, 2015

Introduced in the Senate by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

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