H.R. 1072: Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
John “Jimmy” Duncan Jr.
Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1474 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 12, 2011

S. 523 (Related)
Freedom from Government Competition Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

9% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To require that the Federal Government procure from the private sector the goods and services necessary for the operations and management of certain Government agencies, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (24R) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


3/12/2013--Introduced.
Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2013 - Requires each executive or military department or independent establishment to obtain all goods and services necessary for or beneficial to the accomplishment of its authorized functions by procurement from private sources, except if:
(1) such goods or services are required by law to be produced or performed by such agency; or
(2) the head of the agency determines and certifies that federal production, manufacture, or provision of a good or service is necessary for the national defense or homeland security, that a good or service is so inherently governmental in nature that it is in the public interest to require production or performance by government employees, or that there is no private source capable of providing the good or service.
Requires such private sector provision of goods and services to be performed through: (1) the divestiture of federal involvement, (2) the award of a contract using competitive procedures, or (3) conducting a public-private competitive sourcing analysis in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) procedures and determining that using the private sector is in the best interest of the United States and provides the best value to the taxpayer.
Authorizes an agency head to utilize federal employees to provide goods or services previously provided by a private sector entity upon completion of a public-private competitive sourcing analysis and after determining that provision by federal employees provides the best value.
Requires the Director of OMB to carry out a study, in conjunction with the Comptroller General (GAO), to evaluate the activities carried out in each agency.

House Republican Conference Summary

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