Contract with America Advancement Act
Bill Number: HR-3136
Public Law Number: 104-121
Enacted - Signed by the President
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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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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...
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).
For a more detailed understanding of how the Congressional Review Act works, read the Congressional Research Service report.
You can find more details about this bill at GovTrack.us.