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H.R. 4053 (112th): Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012

To intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within Federal spending.

Sponsor and status

Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2012
Length: 8 pages
Feb 16, 2012
112th Congress (2011–2013)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 10, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2013.

Pub.L. 112-248

20 Cosponsors (19 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1409: Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012

Passed Senate (House next) on Aug 1, 2012. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3254: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 4, 2012. 1% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2834: Subsidized Stafford Loan Reduced Interest Rate Extension Act of 2012

Introduced on May 7, 2012. 47% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 16, 2012

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Sep 20, 2012
Ordered Reported

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Dec 13, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 20, 2012
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 10, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4053 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4053. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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