H.R. 4631 (112th): Government Spending Accountability Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 25, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4631

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Long, Mr. Michaud, and Mr. Paul) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

To require quarterly reports on agency conferences and meetings, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Government Spending Accountability Act of 2012 or the GSA Act of 2012.

2.

Agency reports on conferences and meetings

(a)

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—

(1)

that is attended by 50 or more employees; or

(2)

for which the total cost is $100,000 or more.

(b)

Exclusions

Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any conference or meeting that the head of an agency determines—

(1)

that reporting on such conference or meeting would not be in the interest of national security; or

(2)

is necessary because of an imminent threat to health or safety or other emergency.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Agency

The term agency has the meaning given that term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

(2)

Employee

The term employee has the meaning given that term in section 2105 of title 5, United States Code.