H. Rept. 115-347 1 (2017-10-16)

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                    115TH CONGRESS                                        REPORT
                       1st Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES            115-347







                         SUNSHINE FOR REGULATIONS AND REGULATORY
                             DECREES AND SETTLEMENTS ACT OF 2017



                     OCTOBER 16, 2017.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State
                                      of the Union and ordered to be printed



                          Mr. GOODLATTE, from the Committee on the Judiciary,
                                         submitted the following


                                             REPORT

                                             together with

                                          DISSENTING VIEWS

                                          [To accompany H.R. 469]

                              [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                      The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill
                    (H.R. 469) to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and set-
                    tlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take
                    regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for
                    other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably there-
                    on without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.
                                                CONTENTS
                                                                                   Page
                    Purpose and  Sum m ary  ...........................................................................................  2
                    Background and  Need  for the  Legislation  ............................................................  2
                    H earings  ...................................................................................................................  8
                    Com m ittee  Consideration  .......................................................................................  9
                    C om m ittee  V otes  ......................................................................................................  9
                    Com m ittee  Oversight  Findings  ...............................................................................  13
                    New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures ......................................................  13
                    Congressional Budget Office  Cost Estimate  ..........................................................  13
                    Duplication  of Federal Program s  ............................................................................  15
                    Disclosure  of Directed  Rule  M akings  .....................................................................  15
                    Perform ance  Goals  and  Objectives  .........................................................................  15
                    A dvisory  on  Earm arks  .............................................................................................  16
                    Section-by-Section  Analysis  ....................................................................................  16
                    D issenting  V iew s  .....................................................................................................  19


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