S. 2129 (112th): Reforming and Consolidating Government Act of 2012

Feb 17, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Joseph Lieberman
Senator from Connecticut
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Feb 17, 2012
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4409 (Related)
Government Agency Reform Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 2012


This bill was introduced on February 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 17, 2012
Referred to Committee Feb 17, 2012
Full Title

A bill to provide for reforming and consolidating agencies of the Federal Government to improve efficiency and effectiveness.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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Reforming and Consolidating Government Act of 2012 - Defines "efficiency-enhancing plan," for purposes of executive authority to reorganize federal agencies, as a reorganization plan that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) determines will or is likely to result in a decrease in the number of agencies or cost savings in performing the functions that are the subject of the plan.
Expands executive authority to reorganize federal agencies by allowing: (1) the creation of a new executive department or the abolition or renaming of an existing department, (2) the consolidation of two or more departments, and (3) the creation of a new agency that is not a component or part of an existing executive department.
Allows a provision in a reorganization plan to take effect only if such plan is transmitted to Congress within two years of the enactment of this Act and is an efficiency-enhancing plan.

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