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S. 708 - Regulatory Improvement Act

Government operations and politics. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to establish an independent advisory committee to review certain regulations, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Regulatory Improvement Act

S. 708 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to establish an independent advisory committee to review certain regulations, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to establish an independent advisory committee to review certain regulations, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015
  • Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015
Sponsor
Angus S. King, Jr.
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Public participation and lobbying
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/11/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/11/2015
3/11/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
3/11/2015Introduced in Senate
9/16/2015Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
4/27/2016Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-637.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

5 Organizations Supported and 25 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015

5 organizations supported this bill

Business Roundtable
Gasster, Liz (2015, March 12). An Improvement America Needs: The Regulatory Improvement Act. Retrieved March 16, 2015, from Business Roundtable.
National Federation of Independent Business
NFIB (2015, July 29). Small Business Supports Sensible Steps to Monitor Regulations. Retrieved July 29, 2015, from NFIB.
National Roofing Contractors Association
Ryan, Lindy (2015, October 7). NRCA issues statement supporting regulatory reform legislation. Retrieved October 20, 2015, from National Roofing Contractors Association.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Kerrigan, Karen (2015, October 5). Bipartisan Regulatory Reform: S. 708, “Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015”. Retrieved October 6, 2015, from Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, R. Bruce (2015, March 4). Chamber of Commerce Letter to Senator King and Senator Blunt. Retrieved March 16, 2015, from US Chamber.

25 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
American Association for Justice
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Americans for Financial Reform
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Center for American Progress
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Center for Biological Diversity
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Center for Effective Government
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Center for Justice & Democracy
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from .
Center for Progressive Reform
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Center for Responsible Lending
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Consumer Federation of America
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Earthjustice
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Economic Policy Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
National Disability Rights Network
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
National Employment Law Project
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Natural Resources Defense Council
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Protect All Children's Environment (PACE)
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Public Citizen
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Sierra Club
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
United Church of Christ, Network for Environmental & Economic Responsibility
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Voices for Progress
undersigned organizations (2015, October 6). Groups Strongly Oppose Anti-Regulatory Bills Considered by the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$27,795$68,900
Kelly AyotteRNH$44,782$48,488
Tammy BaldwinDWI$6,957$907,568
John BarrassoRWY$25,500$2,083
Michael F. BennetDCO$20,400$1,338,418
Richard BlumenthalDCT$6,000$356,548
Roy BluntRMO$42,150$48,550
Cory A. BookerDNJ$53,650$435,232
John BoozmanRAR$4,250$10,835
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$13,697
Sherrod BrownDOH$12,600$1,023,007
Richard BurrRNC$58,400$22,650
Maria CantwellDWA$3,650$301,861
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$90,099$16,850
Ben CardinDMD$30,500$158,525
Tom CarperDDE$10,350$56,850
Bob CaseyDPA$29,150$312,206
Bill CassidyRLA$22,825$50,950
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,500$600
William Thad CochranRMS$33,550$23,100
Susan M. CollinsRME$40,150$57,650
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$8,750$273,771
Bob CorkerRTN$23,700$135,922
John CornynRTX$45,450$25,150
Tom CottonRAR$39,350$49,420
Mike CrapoRID$40,800$12,700
Ted CruzRTX$46,920$61,099
Steve DainesRMT$39,225$11,475
Joe DonnellyDIN$9,250$248,349
Dick DurbinDIL$22,000$453,949
Mike EnziRWY$18,500$1,000
Joni ErnstRIA$21,899$5,950
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,750$59,410
Deb FischerRNE$26,150$4,500
Jeff FlakeRAZ$45,050$8,700
Al FrankenDMN$12,300$665,030
Cory GardnerRCO$84,477$26,864
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$17,400$365,486
Lindsey GrahamRSC$31,466$202,753
Chuck GrassleyRIA$29,251$22,910
Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,250$24,183
Martin HeinrichDNM$17,025$558,344
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$269,855
Dean HellerRNV$63,550$16,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,750$309,439
John HoevenRND$10,950$4,743
Jim InhofeROK$12,500$9,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,850$25,600
Ron JohnsonRWI$71,070$23,235
Tim KaineDVA$20,700$1,016,204
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$22,000$134,302
Mark KirkRIL$40,200$9,070
Amy KlobucharDMN$14,500$200,778
James LankfordROK$24,375$30,186
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$4,900$178,058
Mike LeeRUT$16,985$16,153
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$35,000$86,625
Ed MarkeyDMA$33,923$811,449
John McCainRAZ$33,950$10,775
Claire McCaskillDMO$8,750$626,342
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$57,525$76,175
Bob MenéndezDNJ$46,050$227,850
Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,200$367,479
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,700$10,850
Jerry MoranRKS$17,250$1,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,093$14,550
Chris MurphyDCT$3,500$592,927
Patty MurrayDWA$17,000$413,387
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,550$677,451
Rand PaulRKY$27,685$16,591
David PerdueRGA$20,841$36,550
Gary C. PetersDMI$44,300$973,403
Rob PortmanROH$55,500$56,829
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$153,501
Harry ReidDNV$5,000$135,503
Jim RischRID$36,300$7,650
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$36,392$10,825
Mike RoundsRSD$24,100$31,754
Marco RubioRFL$61,360$32,260
Bernie SandersIVT$938$430,007
Ben SasseRNE$9,335$17,500
Brian SchatzDHI$18,250$587,150
Chuck SchumerDNY$24,200$545,662
Tim ScottRSC$34,300$41,427
Jeff SessionsRAL$3,700$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$27,050$567,630
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$16,200$9,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$31,976$231,357
Dan SullivanRAK$35,599$16,245
Jon TesterDMT$9,700$727,014
John ThuneRSD$36,438$23,066
Thom TillisRNC$48,198$12,805
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$73,045$60,285
Tom UdallDNM$11,400$378,018
David VitterRLA$15,600$23,800
Mark R. WarnerDVA$21,500$205,002
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$12,905$2,435,624
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,100$303,007
Roger F. WickerRMS$19,700$7,600
Ron WydenDOR$22,350$318,878

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$27,795$68,900
Kelly AyotteRNH$44,782$48,488
Tammy BaldwinDWI$6,957$907,568
John BarrassoRWY$25,500$2,083
Michael F. BennetDCO$20,400$1,338,418
Richard BlumenthalDCT$6,000$356,548
Roy BluntRMO$42,150$48,550
Cory A. BookerDNJ$53,650$435,232
John BoozmanRAR$4,250$10,835
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$13,697
Sherrod BrownDOH$12,600$1,023,007
Richard BurrRNC$58,400$22,650
Maria CantwellDWA$3,650$301,861
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$90,099$16,850
Ben CardinDMD$30,500$158,525
Tom CarperDDE$10,350$56,850
Bob CaseyDPA$29,150$312,206
Bill CassidyRLA$22,825$50,950
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,500$600
William Thad CochranRMS$33,550$23,100
Susan M. CollinsRME$40,150$57,650
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$8,750$273,771
Bob CorkerRTN$23,700$135,922
John CornynRTX$45,450$25,150
Tom CottonRAR$39,350$49,420
Mike CrapoRID$40,800$12,700
Ted CruzRTX$46,920$61,099
Steve DainesRMT$39,225$11,475
Joe DonnellyDIN$9,250$248,349
Dick DurbinDIL$22,000$453,949
Mike EnziRWY$18,500$1,000
Joni ErnstRIA$21,899$5,950
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,750$59,410
Deb FischerRNE$26,150$4,500
Jeff FlakeRAZ$45,050$8,700
Al FrankenDMN$12,300$665,030
Cory GardnerRCO$84,477$26,864
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$17,400$365,486
Lindsey GrahamRSC$31,466$202,753
Chuck GrassleyRIA$29,251$22,910
Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,250$24,183
Martin HeinrichDNM$17,025$558,344
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$269,855
Dean HellerRNV$63,550$16,000
Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,750$309,439
John HoevenRND$10,950$4,743
Jim InhofeROK$12,500$9,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$42,850$25,600
Ron JohnsonRWI$71,070$23,235
Tim KaineDVA$20,700$1,016,204
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$22,000$134,302
Mark KirkRIL$40,200$9,070
Amy KlobucharDMN$14,500$200,778
James LankfordROK$24,375$30,186
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$4,900$178,058
Mike LeeRUT$16,985$16,153
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$35,000$86,625
Ed MarkeyDMA$33,923$811,449
John McCainRAZ$33,950$10,775
Claire McCaskillDMO$8,750$626,342
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$57,525$76,175
Bob MenéndezDNJ$46,050$227,850
Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,200$367,479
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,700$10,850
Jerry MoranRKS$17,250$1,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,093$14,550
Chris MurphyDCT$3,500$592,927
Patty MurrayDWA$17,000$413,387
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,550$677,451
Rand PaulRKY$27,685$16,591
David PerdueRGA$20,841$36,550
Gary C. PetersDMI$44,300$973,403
Rob PortmanROH$55,500$56,829
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,500$153,501
Harry ReidDNV$5,000$135,503
Jim RischRID$36,300$7,650
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$36,392$10,825
Mike RoundsRSD$24,100$31,754
Marco RubioRFL$61,360$32,260
Bernie SandersIVT$938$430,007
Ben SasseRNE$9,335$17,500
Brian SchatzDHI$18,250$587,150
Chuck SchumerDNY$24,200$545,662
Tim ScottRSC$34,300$41,427
Jeff SessionsRAL$3,700$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$27,050$567,630
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$16,200$9,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$31,976$231,357
Dan SullivanRAK$35,599$16,245
Jon TesterDMT$9,700$727,014
John ThuneRSD$36,438$23,066
Thom TillisRNC$48,198$12,805
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$73,045$60,285
Tom UdallDNM$11,400$378,018
David VitterRLA$15,600$23,800
Mark R. WarnerDVA$21,500$205,002
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$12,905$2,435,624
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$3,100$303,007
Roger F. WickerRMS$19,700$7,600
Ron WydenDOR$22,350$318,878

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Special trade contractors$1,180,587
General business associations$683,423
Small business associations$392,318
Chambers of commerce$358,176

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,396,942
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Children's rights$563,701
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
State & local govt employee unions$455,196
Food service & related unions$426,079
Automotive Manufacturing union$294,232
Labor Unions$197,000
Human Rights$45,000
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
Consumer groups$750
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