H.Res. 1178: Directing the Clerk to create a separate section of the congressional record to provide for CBO scores

H.Res. 1178

Directing the Clerk to create a separate section of the congressional record to provide for CBO scores

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
March 17, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 1178 on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. 1178 was introduced on March 12, 2010, by Rep. Scott Murphy (NY) and referred to the Committee on House Administration, which took no official action.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1178 would require the Clerk of the House to compile cost estimates prepared by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) which are included in committee reports. The Clerk would then be require to post the scores on the website of the Office of the Clerk.

Background

Under current practices, CBO scores are located on CBO's website and can be accessed from either Thomas.gov or LIS.gov, on the corresponding bill's main page. In addition, CBO scores are printed in committee reports that accompany bills, which are in turn printed in the Congressional Record with the underlying legislation. However, according to Congressional Quarterly, there is currently no specific section of the Congressional Record strictly designated for the compilation of CBO scores. H.Res. 1178 would require the Office of the Clerk to compile all CBO scores filed in committee reports and post them in a specific section of the Clerk's website designated solely for publishing CBO scores.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate for H.Res. 1178 was not yet available as of press time.