Joyce’s Liberty Act Passes the House

Jun 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce’s (OH-14) bill, the Limiting the Intrusive Bureaucracy and Empowering Regulatory Transparency for You (LIBERTY) Act, passed the House of Representatives as a part of the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. This legislation will now head to the Senate.  

Earlier this month, Congressman Joyce introduced this legislation alongside Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) to ensure that economically significant guidance documents are subject to public notice and comment periods and much-needed Congressional oversight. 

Watch Congressman Joyce’s floor speech here.

“Guidance documents were never intended to be used by Presidents to unilaterally enact their agenda, but today, that is precisely what we are seeing,” said Congressman Joyce. “My legislation will ensure that guidance documents cannot be used by the executive branch without any review or accountability. I am proud to see this legislation pass the House to provide Washington with a much-needed dose of transparency and accountability to the American public.”

Read the full text of the bill here

Recent Posts

Jun 17, 2024

Joyce Announces $2.1M Grant Awarded to Portage County Head Start Programs

OHIO – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award the Portage Private Industry Council $2,120,144 for its Head Start programs.  “Head Start programs help some of the most vulnerable children put their best foot forward every day,” said Congressman Joyce. “This funding will help the organization prepare young […]

Jun 14, 2024
National Security

Joyce Supports House Passage of FY25 Defense Authorization Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2025 (FY25), which authorizes funding for our military, servicemembers and their families, as well as critical national security programs that keep America safe.  “We must send a message to the world that America’s national defense capabilities are ironclad and provide […]

Jun 14, 2024
Federal Budget

Joyce Leads Full Committee Markup for FY25 Financial Services Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) led the House Appropriations Committee full committee markup for the Fiscal Year 2025 Financial Services and General Government bill. Congressman Joyce is the primary author of this funding bill as Chairman for the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.  See full opening remarks here. “The core mission of […]