House Passes Bill To Curb Sue-and-settle Regulation

House passes bill to curb sue-and-settle regulation

The House passed legislation Wednesday to create new public notice and comment requirements before agencies can immediately settle lawsuits brought by pro-regulatory groups.
The Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsGOP rep calls for Obama to fight Russian adoption ban 14 Republicans move to block Internet rules House GOP lawmaker readies measure to block Internet rules MORE (R-Ga.), requires agencies to publicly publish any negotiated sue-and-settle consent decrees and legal settlement agreements — which compel an agency to undertake a new rulemaking — at least 60 days before they’re filed in court.
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