H.R. 3628: Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013

H.R. 3628

Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013

Date
January 8, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 3628, the Transportation Reports Elimination Act, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on December 2, 2013 by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3628 eliminates certain reporting requirements, consolidates or modifies certain reports, or no longer requires the printing of 27 reports published by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Background

The Government Performance Results Modernization Act (GPRA) of 2010 “requires federal agencies to identify for elimination, modification, or consolidation plans and reports that are outdated or duplicative.”[1]  H.R. 3628 eliminates several reports and modifies reporting requirements that were identified by an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Report as outdated, duplicative, or no longer relevant.[2]  In addition, it digitalizes other reporting requirements and makes the reports publically available, reducing waste and enhancing transparency.[3]



[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

Cost

The CBO estimates that enacting this legislation could reduce administrative costs of the EPA and DOT.  Based upon information from involved agencies, CBO expects that savings over the next five years would total less than $1 million.[1]

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.