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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

This Week Revisited- Week of January 30th

February 6, 2017
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Below is a snapshot of some of the recent legislation Congressman Graves has been working on in the US House of Representatives. If you have questions or comments regarding these or other legislative issues, contact our office today

 

This Week Revisited – On the Floor


On Wednesday, the House passed H.J. Res. 38Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule, by a vote of 228-194 (See Roll Call #73). H.J.Res. 38 disapproves of the rule submitted by the Department of Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule, which rewrites more than 400 regulations threatening one-third of the nation's coal mining workforce.

On Wednesday, the House also passed H.J.Res. 41Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "
Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers", by a vote of 235-187. (See Roll Call #72). H.J. Res. 41 nullifies a rule that was issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which requires public companies engaged in the commercial development of natural gas, minerals, or oil to disclose propriety information that can be used by their global competitors. 

On Thursday, the House passed H.J. Res. 40Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act, by a vote of 235-180. (See Roll Call #77). H.J. Res. 40 disapproves of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration (SSA) announcing it will share information with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) on individuals who receive Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments and meet five defined criteria.

On Thursday, the House also passed H.J. Res. 37Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, by a vote of 236-187. (See Roll Call #76). H.J. Res. 37 would disapprove and nullify the rule issued by the Department of Defense (DoD), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (as members of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council) on August 25, 2016 implementing Executive Order 13673, to require prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations and alleged violations and create labor compliance advisers to direct agencies about how to consider labor violations when awarding federal contracts.

On Friday, The House passed H.J. Res 36Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation," by a vote of 221-191. (See Roll Call #78). H.J. Res. 36 nullifies a rule that was issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as it relates to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation.” The rule requires operators to take various actions to reduce waste of gas lost during oil and gas production activities through venting or flaring of the gas, and through equipment leaks.