H.R.3765 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2009 (Introduced in House - IH) Bill Text 111th Congress (2009-2010) H.R.3765.IH
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2009'.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds that--
(1) section 1 of article I of the Constitution grants all legislative powers to Congress;
(2) section 8 of article I of the Constitution provides that Congress has the power `to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers';
(3) Congress regularly delegates its constitutional powers to the executive branch and its agencies for the purpose of drafting rules;
(4) many of the rules created by the executive branch and its agencies are not drafted or do not come into effect until years after the Act of Congress authorizing their creation;
(5) such rules can have substantial compliance or other financial costs on American families, businesses, and local governments;
(6) the drafters of Federal rules are not accountable directly to the people of the United States through regular elections;
(7) during calendar year 2008, the Government Accountability Office received a total of 3,006 final rules, including 94 major rules;
(8) the current executive rule review process provided for in the provision of law commonly known as the Congressional Review Act has only been exercised by Congress once since its enactment in 1996 to reject a rule;
(9) delegation of congressional powers to the executive branch and its agencies augments the power of the executive branch and fails to require that sitting members of Congress are accountable for finalized rules; and
(10) Congress must exercise greater accountability for its delegation of constitutional authority and the impact that such delegation has on the people, businesses, and State and local governments of the United States. Bill Text 111th Congress (2009-2010) H.R.3765.IH
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