H.R. 3609 (112th): Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act

Dec 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Reported by Committee)
James Lankford
Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated
Oct 01, 2012
10 pages
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H.R. 1423 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 25, 2014

S. 1957 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 07, 2011


This bill was introduced on April 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 08, 2011
Reported by Committee Apr 26, 2012
Full Title

To provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the cost of, performance by, and areas for improvements for Government programs, and for other purposes.


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25 cosponsors (24R, 1D) (show)

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7/31/2012--Reported to House amended, Part I.
Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act - Requires the head of each federal agency, on an annual basis, to:
(1) identify and describe every program administered by such agency;
(2) determine the total administrative expenses and expenditures for services for each program;
(3) estimate the number of clients served by each program and the beneficiaries who received assistance under each program;
(4) estimate the number of full-time federal and contract employees who administer each program; and
(5) identify federal programs with duplicative or overlapping missions, services, and allowable uses of funds.
Requires each agency head to publish on the agency website, not later than February 1 of each fiscal year, the information required by this Act, the latest performance reviews of each agency program, improper payment rates, the total amount of undisbursed grant funding remaining in grant accounts, and recommendations for consolidating duplicative or overlapping programs, eliminating waste and inefficiency, and terminating lower priority, outdated, and unnecessary programs and initiatives.
Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), not later than February 1 of each fiscal year, to publish on the OMB website a report that contains: (1) an identification of programs across agencies with duplicative or overlapping missions, services, and allowable uses of funds; and (2) recommendations to consolidate duplicative programs, eliminate waste and inefficiency, and terminate lower priority, outdated, and unnecessary programs and initiatives.
Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the disclosure of classified information.

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