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Last updated Dec 17, 2013.
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To amend title 31, United States Code, to make improvements in the Government Accountability Office.
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H.R. 1162--113th Congress: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 8, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1162
“H.R. 1162--113th Congress: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. March 8, 2014 <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1162>
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr1162.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a legislative branch agency that examines how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars and investigates waste, fraud and abuse in federal programs. However, due to a lack of certain specified authorities, the GAO has at times found it difficult to obtain the information needed to perform its mission. H.R. 1162 intends to increase the effectiveness of the GAO by removing restrictions to necessary information when performing audits and investigations for the legislative branch.
H.R. 1162 expands the authority of the GAO to obtain information from the Executive Branch. Specifically, the bill allows the Comptroller General to pursue civil action to obtain agency records; expands GAO’s ability to obtain sworn testimony; expands access to specific categories of records that have been denied to GAO previously; requires GAO to prescribe policies to protect proprietary or trade secret information from public disclosure; and requires agency heads to send GAO report responses to all oversight committees of jurisdiction.
CBO estimates that H.R. 1162 would “have no significant impact on the federal budget.”
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The bill contains the following citations to other parts of U.S. law:
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