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Disapproving Accident Prevention Rule

Bill Number: HJRes-59

Disposition: 2019-Jan-02
Failed to pass House

The bill will not become law.

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Joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act.

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Markwayne Mullin

This bill revokes protection from industrial explosions

This bill would revoke the Obama administration's regulation to prevent catastrophic industrial explosions.

It makes use of the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to revoke new rules issued by federal agencies.

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For more on the regulation and the attempted revocation, read our report.


This bill expired when the 115th Congress ended in Jan. 2019.

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