H. R. 4631
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 25, 2012
Mr. Walsh of Illinois (for himself, Mr. Long, Mr. Michaud, and Mr. Paul) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To require quarterly reports on agency conferences and meetings, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Government Spending Accountability Act
of 2012 or the
GSA Act of
Agency reports on conferences and meetings
Quarterly reports required
Not less frequently than quarterly, the head of each agency shall submit a detailed, itemized report to the relevant committee of Congress on any conference or meeting that occurs at a location for which the agency must pay a fee or at a location not owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the Federal Government and—
that is attended by 50 or more employees; or
for which the total cost is $100,000 or more.
Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any conference or meeting that the head of an agency determines—
that reporting on such conference or meeting would not be in the interest of national security; or
is necessary because of an imminent threat to health or safety or other emergency.
In this section:
The term agency has the meaning given that term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.
The term employee has the meaning given that term in section 2105 of title 5, United States Code.