Senate Amendment to H.R. 4194, Government Reports Elimination Act

H.R. 4194 - Senate Amendment

Government Reports Elimination Act

Date
November 12, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the House will consider the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4194, the Government Reports Elimination Act, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 4194 was introduced on March 11, 2014 by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4194 eliminates or modifies over 40 federal agency reports to Congress that have been deemed unnecessary or duplicative.

Background

On January 4, 2011, the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 became law.[1]  The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 required the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to publish a list of all agency reports deemed unnecessary or duplicative.  In January 2013, the OMB published this list, prompting the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to solicit input from the affected committees identified on the OMB’s list to determine whether any of the reports were necessary to House committee activity.  Additionally, in 2013, the GAO identified of its own ten reports that are burdensome and unnecessary.  H.R. 4194 eliminates six of these reports and modifies the other four to make them more relevant to current needs.

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[1] Clinton T. Brass, Changes to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA): Overview of the New Framework of Products and Processes, Congressional Research Service (Feb. 2012), p. 1.

Cost

A CBO score for the Senate Amendment is currently unavailable.  CBO estimated that the House version of this legislation would reduce spending by $1 million over the next five years.

Additional Information

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