Dem  GOP    Vote: 20  H R 1155 7-JAN-2016
Yes 245 6
No 174 172
No Vote 14 10
Present 0  

Commission on Federal Regulations
A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it was dead on arrival.

Voting 245 for and 174 against, the House on Jan. 7, 2016, passed a bill (HR 1155) that would establish a commission with a $6 million annual budget and subpoena power to review federal regulations and target for repeal those judged to be outdated and overly costly to the economy. The bill's cost-benefit analyses would measure the economic impact of federal rules on companies but not the cost to the public if a rule were to be repealed. Also under the bill, agencies could not adopt a new regulations without repealing existing ones to offset the cost. The executive branch issues several hundred new regulations each year to implement laws passed by Congress.

Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said: "We are asking for a bipartisan group of people to go back and review things. I think it would be naive at best to think that things that were added as regulations in the 1940s or the 1950s are...necessary today."

Gerald Connolly, D-Va., said Republicans "conveniently fail to mention any of the health or safety benefits of regulation....That is a difficult thing to talk about, that there actually could be benefits to public health by cleaner air and cleaner water."

A yes vote was to send the bill to the Senate, where it was dead on arrival.
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Illinois Tally
Enyart, Bill (D-12 )   YEA Belleville, IL  
Bustos, Cheri (D-17 )   NAY East Moline, IL  
Davis, Danny (D-7 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Davis, Rodney (R-13 )   YEA Taylorville, IL  
Schneider, Brad (D-10)   YEA Deerfield, IL  
Duckworth, Tammy (D-8 )   NAY Hoffman Estates, IL  
Foster, Bill (D-11)   NAY Geneva, IL  
Gutierrez, Luis (D-4 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Hultgren, Randy (R-14 )   YEA Winfield, IL  
Kelly, Robin (D-2 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Kinzinger, Adam (R-16 )   YEA Manteno, IL  
Schock, Aaron (R-18 )   YEA Peoria, IL  
Lipinski, Dan (D-3 )   NAY Western Springs, IL  
Quigley, Mike (D-5 )   NAY Chicago, IL  
Roskam, Peter (R-6 )   YEA Bensenville, IL  
Rush, Bobby (D-1 )   NV Chicago, IL  
Schakowsky, Jan (D-9 )   NAY Evanston, IL  
Shimkus, John (R-15 )   YEA Collinsville, IL