ABSTRACT

Gun Control, Mental Incompetency, and Social Security Administration Final Rule [February 13, 2017]   [open pdf - 781KB]

"On February 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution (H.J.Res. 40) to overturn a final rule promulgated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) regarding implementation of firearms restrictions for certain persons. [...] If enacted, the disapproval joint resolution would not allow the SSA final rule to take effect. The joint resolution would also bar the SSA from promulgating any rule in the future that would be 'substantially the same' as the disapproved rule unless the agency received a new statutory authorization to do so. On January 30, 2017, Senator Charles Grassley introduced a similar disapproval resolution (S.J.Res. 14). The matter awaits Senate consideration."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44752
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2017-02-13
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