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09-HR393 on Jan 9, 2009


Source: Federal Sunset Act
    Establishes the Federal Agency Sunset Commission to:
  1. submit to Congress a schedule for review by the Commission, at least once every 12 years, of the abolishment or reorganization of each agency;
  2. review and evaluate the efficiency and public need for each agency using specified criteria;
  3. recommend whether each agency should be abolished or reorganized; and
  4. report to Congress on all legislation introduced that would establish a new agency or a new program to be carried out by an existing agency.
  5. Terminates the Commission on December 31, 2033.
Requires the abolishment of any agency within one year of the Commission's review, unless the agency is reauthorized by Congress. Authorizes the deadline for abolishing an agency to be extended for an additional two years by legislation enacted by a super majority of the House of Representatives and the Senate.


Updated to include 2017 version, H.R.31


  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years
  • Headline 2: Sponsored Sunset Act to close agencies every 12 years

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 09-HR393

Chet Edwards s1sTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat until 2004; now GOP 



Republicans participating in 09-HR393

Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican (retiring 2014) 
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican 
Joe Linus Barton s1sTexas Republican 
Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican 
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
Kevin Brady s2pTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican (Retiring 2014) 
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican 
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican 
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican 
Charles Djou s1sHawaii Republican Governor challenger 
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Louie Gohmert s1sTexas Republican 
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican 
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger 
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican 
Jack Kingston s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican 
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican 
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican 
Mike Pence s1sIN Republican nominee for Vice President 
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican 
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican 
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican 



Independents participating in 09-HR393



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 42
Independents: 0


















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