H.R. 6315 (112th): Realign and Eliminate Duplicative Unnecessary Costly Excess in Government Act of 2012

Introduced:
Aug 02, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Fleming
Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Aug 02, 2012
Length
24 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2680 (Related)
Federal Realignment and Closure Commission Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 28, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 02, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2012
 
Full Title

To establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, and for other purposes.

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House Appropriations

House Oversight and Government Reform

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8/2/2012--Introduced.
Realign and Eliminate Duplicative Unnecessary Costly Excess in Government Act of 2012 or the REDUCE Government Act - Establishes the Federal Realignment and Closure Commission to assess the effectiveness and accountability of federal agency programs.
Requires the Commission, during 2013, 2014, and 2015, to:
(1) evaluate all agencies and programs to eliminate duplicative functions and wasteful or inefficient spending or mismanagement; and
(2) recommend the realignment or elimination of agencies or programs that have completed their intended purpose, have become irrelevant, or have failed to meet their objectives.
Requires the President to:
(1) transmit to the Commission and to Congress a report containing the President's approval or disapproval of the Commission's plan and recommendations, and
(2) eliminate or realign all agencies and programs pursuant to the Commission's recommendations approved by the President unless Congress enacts a resolution disapproving such recommendations.
Makes rescissions from specified federal programs to offset the cost of this Act.

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