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Contract with America Advancement Act

Bill Number: HR-3136

Public Law Number: 104-121

Disposition: 1996-Mar-29
Enacted - Signed by the President

Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.

Full title...
An act to provide for enactment of the Senior Citizens' Right to Work Act of 1996, the Line Item Veto Act, and the Small Business Growth and Fairness Act of 1996, and to provide for a permanent increase in the public debt limit.

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Bill Text (Reading difficulty: Moderate)

Sponsor & Key Contributors
Bill Archer

Other names for this bill

This bill typically is referred to as the Contract with America.

This bill is a collection of several acts

This bill consists of several acts that typically are referred to by their individual names...

o Senior Citizens' Right to Work Act
o Line Item Veto Act
o Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

It also authorized an increase in the debt limit.

Congress can nullify new rules by federal agencies

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act included the Congressional Review Act.

The act requires agencies to submit any new rule to Congress before the rule can take effect. Congress then has up to 60 days to pass a joint resolution to prevent the rule from taking effect.

The resolution is not subject to a filibuster. However, the presidential approval is required (if the president vetoes the resolution, the veto may be overridden by Congress).

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