Rep. Doug Collins First Bill Another Set Closer to House Vote

July 11, 2013
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Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) defends and passes his first bill at a subcommittee mark-up.

Collins defended his first piece of sponsored legislation early Wednesday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.

The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act addresses the use of consent decrees and settlement agreements in lawsuits against federal agencies to bind executive discretion.

The end result is rule making that implements the priorities of pro-regulatory special interest groups and limits the discretion of succeeding administrations.

The bill is now set to go before the full House Judiciary Committee.

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